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Kidney Care Advocates Fight Medicare Cuts
Health Leaders Media

A coalition of kidney care advocates is the latest disease interest group to push back against financial cuts required by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. In April, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and other cancer care groups projected that ATRA requirements would reduce access to cancer treatment and boost the cost of cancer drugs. The Washington Post reported that cancer clinics had started turning away ” thousands of Medicare patients” because of the budget cuts tied to the sequester.