Drug company supplies cancer drug Oregon Health Plan won't

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  1. Revmitchell

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    June 3, 2008
    EUGENE, Ore. — After weeks of bad news, things turned Barbara Wagner’s way this week. Last month her lung cancer, in remission for about two years, was back. After her oncologist prescribed a cancer drug that could slow the cancer growth and extend her life, Wagner was notified that the Oregon Health Plan wouldn’t cover it. It would cover comfort and care, including, if she chose, doctor-assisted suicide......

    ........“We can’t cover everything for everyone,” said Dr. Walter Shaffer, medical director of the state Division of Medical Assistance Programs, which administers the Oregon Health Plan. “Taxpayer dollars are limited for publicly funded programs. We try to come up with polices that provide the most good for the most people. Most cancer treatments are high priority on the list,” Shaffer said.....


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    'We can help you die, but we won't help you live.'

    Sad! :tear:

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    That is government run health care for ya.
     

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