Got Cancer? Don't depend on Government Health Care.
What are these cuts to cancer care all about?
The government has cut Medicare payments for cancer care in 2010 and will continue to make cuts through 2013. Because Medicare covers so many people, it also influences how insurance companies pay for cancer care. So, these cuts eventually affect all cancer patients, not just Medicare patients.
For example, the government has severely cut payments for the administration of cancer drugs and related services by over 25% since 2004. Now, the government is decreasing these payments by 5% each year from 2010 through 2013. According to a study just released, Medicare covered only 57% of the costs of these services in 2009. That will decline to 48% by 2013. Payment cuts are also being made to imaging tests — such as PET and CT scans — that help find and manage cancer.
Right and the government said trust us. There will be health care for all. Well it does look like the ax has been dropping on Grandma and Grandpa all along the time they said trust us. You silly progressives. I tried to help your Grandmother and Grandfather while you were fighting me for Universal Health Care. You would not listen to this tea bager. You called me a lair and a hater. Ron Paul told you. You still did not listen.
You made your bed and I must lie in it also.