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Equality of Access
01.28.10

Principle 3 states that:

"Equality of access (and equality of insurance coverage) should be available for all patients to all approved cancer treatments."

Specifically:

  • Every cancer patient should have access to the treatments recommended by their physicians.

  • Patients should not suffer from cost discrimination based on the type of therapy provided or the mechanism of delivery.

  • Oral drugs should have the same coverage as intravenous drugs, surgery, radiation, transplantation, etc.

  • The Medicare donut hole is an arbitrary and unfair burden on our most vulnerable citizens.

Click here to read the original Cancer Patient Statement of Principles in full.


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