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Ensure Medicare Patient Access to Cancer Care

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I am writing to express concern about the proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cut Medicare payments to cancer care providers, such as hematologists/oncologists, nuclear medicine specialists, urologists and radiation therapists, beginning in calendar year (CY) 2010. As you may know, over 25% of the total proposed cuts in 2010 will be directed towards the above specialists.

President Obama recently pledged that the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), "will launch a new effort to conquer a disease that has touched the life of nearly every American, including me, by seeking a cure for cancer in our time". Thus, it is perplexing that the cuts outlined by CMS will negatively impact cancer patients, making advances in cancer care more difficult to deliver.

To be successful in the very personal war against cancer, each patient must have access to the full range of cancer therapies, to cure cancer, to control the growth of cancer, or to relieve pain and other cancer symptoms. It is imperative that the continued achievements of various cancer care therapies be made available to all Medicare patients.

I urge CMS to refrain from finalizing the reductions in Medicare payment for cancer care providers, as proposed in the CY 2010 Physician Fee Schedule Rule.

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FMF Vietnam Corpsman P. from Langhorne, PA writes:
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Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Arms: When many do a little .... a lot can get done. We can say Mountain move and it will move We need to have a call to action regarding the next Secretary of Veteran Affairs. Please read my message to Congress as I have detailed why I have petitioned them. Sarah Palin is in the running for that position. That scares the bejesus out of me. I feel either Jeff Miller or General Petraeus should be getting the nod as they have the credentials that Palin could not hold a stick to in any way. Thank you for reading this and hopefully, your support in this effort. When many do a little .... a lot can get done. We can say Mountain move and it will move
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FMF Vietnam Corpsman P. from Langhorne, PA writes:
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Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Arms: When many do a little .... a lot can get done. We can say Mountain move and it will move We need to have a call to action regarding the next Secretary of Veteran Affairs. Please read my message to Congress as I have detailed why I have petitioned them. Sarah Palin is in the running for that position. That scares the bejesus out of me. I feel either Jeff Miller or General Petraeus should be getting the nod as they have the credentials that Palin could not hold a stick to in any way. Thank you for reading this and hopefully, your support in this effort. When many do a little .... a lot can get done. We can say Mountain move and it will move
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Someone from Washington, DC writes:
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Any policy or law that denies health care treatment should be voided, especially for terminal illnesses...
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Someone from Westport, WA signed.
August 30, 2016
Someone from Yuma, AZ writes:
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Reese the Beast is the man!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 24, 2016
Someone from Brunswick, GA writes:
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We need to get 35 States to get the 28th amendment passed. Find it and read it and you will understand
August 19, 2016
Someone from New Carlisle, OH writes:
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Please donot cut payments for any health care provider.