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Sequester cuts starting to hit Bay Area Medicare cancer patients
San Francisco Chronicle

Just a few days after the sequester budget cuts went into effect on April 1, the Washington Post published a story about how oncologists were turning away thousands of Medicare patients because the 2 percent cut made it too costly for them to administer expensive chemotherapy drugs. Just to be clear, patients are still getting treated; they’re just being sent to hospitals rather than getting their infusions in outpatient clinics.