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IT'S STARTING: Cancer Clinics Turn Away Thousands of Medicare Users, Blame Sequester

IT'S STARTING: Cancer Clinics Turn Away Thousands of Medicare Users, Blame Sequester

Posted by Sarah Kliff | April 3, 2013 | 5:46 pm

Cancer clinics across the country have begun turning away thousands of Medicare patients, blaming the sequester budget cuts.

Oncologists say the reduced funding, which took effect for Medicare on April 1, makes it impossible to administer expensive chemotherapy drugs while staying afloat financially.

Patients at these clinics would need to seek treatment elsewhere, such as at hospitals that might not have the capacity to accommodate them.

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In pharmacy school we're

In pharmacy school we're being told how important it is for us young student pharmacists to be the engine that pushes for "provider status" for pharmacists, allowing us to take part in providing Medicare services beyond just selling drugs (i.e. get reimbursed for drug counseling, vaccinations, medication reconciliation, etc). Reimbursement from medicare for dispensing drugs continues to drop. I try pointing out to my classmates that we should talk to the physicians that are jumping ship whether they think pharmacists should desire recognition from Medicare... It's a sinking ship and yet pharmacists want onboard. If I ever get my own practice, I think may try to make it without accepting government plans, possibly even reject all third party plans.

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

And those who COULD cure them are not allowed to say so.

There are cures available, but they cannot be labelled as such. My father was a very gentle man. No kidding, Ron Paul reminds me of him in a lot of ways, but my dad was a pharmacist. I saw him HOPPING MAD only once, and I mean he was furious. The FDA had just demanded he stop selling laetrile.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Their lucky day! Escape the Medicare death trap.

Join me!
http://paulsplace.my90forlife.com/

We can help these people or even ease their passing.

At least we won't poison them, irradiate them and chop them up for a paycheck while leaving them miserable.

Doc Wallach has offered to pay me and anyone who joins me to heal America and make ObamaCare superfluous.

Dead Doctors Don't Lie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0U_akRbwrU

Welcome!

Free includes debt-free!

As a follow up to my response below

I will say this.

My mom is on Medicare - and long before this -there was no way they were covering the cost of the chemotherapy - the prices are RIDICULOUS(think thousands of dollars per session, one session every other week). With just the 20% copay(I think thats what it is) they were looking at thousands and thousands of dollars in out of pocket cost(of which they don't have).

Thankfully, there are groups here in CT who take applications and give grants to cover the costs of the treatments based upon need. The doctors office has all the forms and it was really quite simple.

It's called the Affordable Care Act, not the

Available Care Act.

Sometimes you have to pass things to find out what's NOT in it.

They will be better off

Being turned away from a cancer clinic is not a bad thing ... doctors only know cut burn, poison ... start eating good food and taking vitamin supplements and you will live longer than you will with the standard medical treatments.

Yeah! Like Laetrile!

B17! It has CURED cancer but big pharma doesn't want anyone to know that.

skippy

Once you have a cancer,

Once you have a cancer, nutrients alone is not going to cure it.

I suggest going and looking up Vitamin D Binding Protein.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Not true

Replace nutrients eliminate dangerous stuff the body can and often will heal itself.

Free includes debt-free!

That is true Patty - unless it is too late and you already have

the cancer.

The key is to turn away from Big Pharma BEFORE you get the cancer.
Turn away from small pharma too. I try not to take anything these days.

I am going through this with my mom right now. She was always "healthy" up to a few years ago - she had a few dizzy spells and was diagnosed with A-Fib. Ok- no big deal - she is getting older. The genious doctor puts her on Coumadin -YAHH - the great drug will save you. Just one itsy bitsy little thing - you know all those vegetable you love so much -stop eating them because you CANNOT have vitamin K while on Coumadin. Well, who cares - I never even heard of vitamin K and the doctor didn't seem terribly concerned about it - more a passing thought.
Fast forward 2.5 years - Mom is great - Doc has taken her off Coumadin and life is awesome. Oops - no its not. They find out she has colon cancer -oh but wait - they think it spread to the liver. Well, now that is serious so I do just a little research and lo and behold - guess what is the BEST way to never get liver cancer - that's right - by consuming large amounts of Vitamin K - best way to GET liver cancer - don't take vitamin K.

Well slap me silly and call me stupid - so the heart doctor basically sets the patient up to become the cancer patient in a few short years - thanks ASSHOLE.
Then I actually ask the Oncologist if she should be taking Vitamin K supplements - his answer - "I don't see why she should". My answer "so you don't see any connection between the lack of Vitamin K for 2 years and the cancer?". No, there is no proof of that.
"You mean other than the cancer asshole?"

That's when I get invited to leave.

Listen to this young man and

Listen to this young man and how he "cured" his cancer without chemo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1OyHa...

From what I've seen Chemo kills you faster and the quality of life is worse. Cutting is not a good idea unless the tumor is restrictng something, cells will spread. Radiation causes cancer.