Yesterday’s Reuters News Service article begins: “The skyrocketing cost of new cancer treatments is putting advances in fighting the deadly disease out of reach for a growing number of Americans. Cancer patients are abandoning medical care because the costs are simply too high and medical bills -- even among the insured -- are unmanageable and put patients at a greater risk of bankruptcy, studies show. There's a growing awareness that the cost of cancer treatment is unsustainable," said Dr. Lee Schwartzberg, an oncologist who did a study examining the factors that contributed to patients quitting their oral cancer drugs. The article concluded: "We need to change the culture of doctors and patients and how medicine is practiced…”
May I be so bold as to recommend my series on Health Insurance from last week?! It seems that it always takes a “study” to conclude what we’ve known all along. Namely, healthcare costs are too dang high!!