Medicare cuts damage cancer care, group finds


February 4, 2010

The Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Changes to Medicare, the federal health plan for the elderly, may be damaging important aspects of cancer care in the United States, according to a study released on Thursday.

They found that many centers offering cancer care are losing money on patients and predicted that some may be forced out of business.

The Community Oncology Alliance, which commissioned the report, said the findings have implications for healthcare reform in Congress but also require immediate attention from Medicare... read more