Category Archives: Bioethics

Patient Access to Cancer Care and Proposed Medicare Budget Cuts – Press Release Standard

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…