Cancer Patients Feel Sequester Cuts Across the Nation

Medicare patients are being turned away by the thousands at cancer clinics due to sequester cuts, according to an article by The Washington Post.

The budget cuts, which affected Medicare on April 1, limit the ability of small clinics to treat patients with expensive chemotherapy drugs. One clinic expected to turn away one-third of its 16,000 Medicare patients, a doctor reported to The Post.

Many of the affected patients are being advised to seek treatment elsewhere, such as large hospitals which may or may not have the capacity to take on such a large influx of patients.

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