July 27, 2011
ASCO Urges Policymakers to Protect Patient Access to Cancer Care from Debt Ceiling Negotiation Package
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO ) is deeply concerned about the proposed $3 billion in cuts to Medicare reimbursement as part of a debt ceiling negotiation package. If the cuts are put into place, patient access to cancer care will be threatened as previous cuts to Medicare have already caused oncology practices to close, consolidate and turn away Medicare patients.
ASCO is closely monitoring the situation, and advocating on behalf of oncology practices and patients. This week, ASCO placed print and online advertisements in Capitol Hill publications including Politico, The Hill, Roll Call and CQ. To learn more about all of ASCO's efforts on this issue, visit www.asco.org/protectaccess.