Skip to comments.Actual Letter from Oncologist: RE: Sequestration
Posted on 04/02/2013 1:33:14 PM PDT by Toespi
My brother-in-law is fighting stage 4 prostate cancer. He just received this letter from his oncologist:
April 2, 2013
Dear Patients and Friends of The Zangmeister Cancer Center,
You may have heard about "sequestration," the automatic spending cuts to defense, education, healthcare and other programs that are the result of the failure of Congress to compromise on how to responsibly rein in spending. Unfortunately, sequestration will have a severe adverse impact on cancer care. That's because it will cut payments to providers your physician for chemotherapy and other critical cancer drugs, paying for most at below cost. If these cuts are allowed to stay in place it will force further cancer clinic closings and push cancer care into higher-cost settings for patients and taxpayers. In the past 2 years in Ohio, several practices have moved to higher cost settings raising the costs of cancer care in their communities.
The Administration should not include cancer drugs as part of the sequester cut, but has ignored current law that clearly defines payment for these drugs. Here are ways you can respond and help:
You can help by signing an official White House petition to stop the sequester cut to cancer drugs. Simply do the following: Go to http://wh.gov/HDEm Click on the "Set Up Account" button, which simply requires your name, email address and zip code to verify you are a real, unique person. Wait a few minutes to get an email from the White House with a link to the petition to sign. This email may appear in your Junk folder. Click on the link in the email to sign. It's that simple! When we get 100,000 signatures in 30 days, the White House has to respond to the petition.
What a heartless bastard Obama is.
I hate him to the depths of my being. Yes, I am a hater. of evil.
In sum, please keep printed Gov’t Bernanke money flowing, to allow the continuous blowing-up the cost bubble of the medical-industrial complex!
Your life depends on it!
I forgot to mention, please take the time to sign the WH petition. Many lives depend on it!
I thought for a second this might be a late april fools joke. Nobody could do something like this, right?
A simple web search returned site after site with articles on this.
Why, just why should we have to google for this information? It should be breaking news on EVERY news outlet. I am sickened.
He is just heartless and cruel. He sends this while he goes off on lavish vacations at the taxpayers expense. There are no words, and he has no shame.
A law must be passed to prevent any such cutbacks from ever happening again.
One more law ought to create utopia.
There actually is a law already, Obama is ignoring it.
-— There are no words, and he has no shame. -—
All I needed to know was that he voted in favor of allowing babies, born of botched abortions, to die of exposure.
He is capable of any evil.
Keep going on lavish, multi-million dollar vacations at taxpayer expense while killing off the poor cancer victims, eh? Well, he did tell us that “elections have consequences.”
If the left will politicize soldiers’ and civilians’ deaths and the weather, they will politicize ANYTHING.
The ends always justify the means, as long as one is a Democrat.
He must have learned this from Romney. /s
Unfortunately BO won...we lost...and if I remember this then nothing at all surprises me this adminstration does....nor the speed in which they will attempt to do their dastardly deeds....they have the wheel....the most we can do is put obstacles in the way...and our guys aren’t doing that...thus we see what we see going down.
So, the Death panels do exist. By 0bama’s hand.
Mr. Duck, Dodge and Dive. He could have had as much discretions as he or any of the agencies needed to trim around the edges of excess...but NO, let them pay, is his motto. Uniter, my a@$.
Just TRY and get someone in the MSM to cover this! Just try!