Nation’s top cancer hospitals not covered under Obamacare

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by Howard Portnoy

Cancer is already enough of a killer without an assist from the government. Yet, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, some of the nation’s premier cancer hospitals are off-limits to patients.

From the New York Post:

An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is excluded by five out of eight insurers in Washington State’s insurance exchange. MD Anderson Cancer Center says it’s in less than half of the plans in the Houston area. Memorial Sloan-Kettering is included by two of nine insurers in New York City and has out-of-network agreements with two more.

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In all, only four of 19 nationally recognized comprehensive cancer centers that responded to AP’s survey said patients have access through all the insurance companies in their state exchange.

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