Letter: Sequester hurting cancer patients
The article on “unintentional” budget effects of the sequester on Medicare cancer patients sent chills down my spine.
Because cancer drugs must be administered by physicians, the coverage becomes Part B billable instead of Part D, making it cost-prohibitive for clinics treating older patients.
The saddest part of this is we are all standing around buying this “unintentional” explanation, instead of asking our legislators to go back, re-examine this portion of the budget process, and amend this “mistake.”
Margaret Orsino, Bellport