Ensure Medicare Patient Access to Cancer Care

Let Congress know that that you do not want limitations imposed on the delivery of cancer care to Medicare patients

I am writing to express concern about the proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cut Medicare payments to cancer care providers, such as hematologists/oncologists, nuclear medicine specialists, urologists and radiation therapists, beginning in calendar year (CY) 2010. As you may know, over 25% of the total proposed cuts in 2010 will be directed towards the above specialists.



President Obama recently pledged that the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), "will launch a new effort to conquer a disease that has touched the life of nearly every American, including me, by seeking a cure for cancer in our time". Thus, it is perplexing that the cuts outlined by CMS will negatively impact cancer patients, making advances in cancer care more difficult to deliver.



To be successful in the very personal war against cancer, each patient must have access to the full range of cancer therapies, to cure cancer, to control the growth of cancer, or to relieve pain and other cancer symptoms. It is imperative that the continued achievements of various cancer care therapies be made available to all Medicare patients.



I urge CMS to refrain from finalizing the reductions in Medicare payment for cancer care providers, as proposed in the CY 2010 Physician Fee Schedule Rule.




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Public Comments (3,008)
Apr 11th, 2018
Sheanie M. from Bogalusa, LA writes:
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I'd like to start a petition for reduction of first time violent offenders reduce their time to 75 percent.
Oct 20th, 2017
Abdulaziz B. from North Kingstown, RI writes:
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President Donald trump with all do respect I am please you being the president of United States. I ask you please with the lords name to support our Kurdish regime and country. We as Kurdish people got many enemies in different areas in the Middle East especially the Iraqi Sheia law and the Iranian terrorist groups. We need all the support there is to defeat our enemies to take over Kirkuk city and have an independent Kurdistan country. You know as a president of a free world we are the only friends Americans have. As for me I am an American citizen and I'm Kurdish but I am American now I support United States at all times. So please help us win this war and let us Kurds live in peace. Thank you for your time and much more respect to you.
Oct 5th, 2017
Ronda G. from Pooler, GA writes:
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Due to the lack of action on my government to see that the federal immigration violation laws and federal child support enforcement laws for immigration in our military I may have to resort to Medicaid for my child as he has had a kidney condition since a child and Social Security it such a mess his records were returned with a females Social Security claimants information and ss# in it so please...we will meed it. As I requested assistance from my representative and they wanted me to reword my request, without the HIPPA complaints as I also had a deceased male veterans info in MY VA CFile....needles to say I have gotten NO help from my elected officials!
Oct 5th, 2017
Ronda G. from Pooler, GA writes:
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Due to the lack of action on my government to see that the federal immigration violation laws and federal child support enforcement laws for immigration in our military I may have to resort to Medicaid for my child as he has had a kidney condition since a child and Social Security it such a mess his records were returned with a females Social Security claimants information and ss# in it so please...we will meed it. As I requested assistance from my representative and they wanted me to reword my request, without the HIPPA complaints as I also had a deceased male veterans info in MY VA CFile....needles to say I have gotten NO help from my elected officials!
Oct 1st, 2017
April W. from Roseville, MI writes:
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We need change for the medical 111 Device the essure harmed all of us women .
Oct 1st, 2017
April W. from Roseville, MI writes:
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We need change for the medical 111 Device the essure harmed all of us women .
Aug 10th, 2017
Diane H. from Lakeside, AZ writes:
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Why can't you just leave us a little something of our heritage. I am so sick of the destruction of our lands and the creatures that live there. These wild horses and burros do nothing but give us great pleasure when we see them out in their natural habitats. Please just leave them alone.
Jul 27th, 2017
Golzar A. from Fairfax, VA writes:
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I fully support the referendum is about time for the Kurd.
Jul 27th, 2017
Delair A. from Fairfax, VA writes:
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I fully support the referendum is about time for the Kurd . Flag Comment
Jul 23rd, 2017
Chra N. from Lincoln, NE writes:
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I don't vote for Kurdistan's refrandom, I'll vote ( NO )

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