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Feds new policy on Part B hurts cancer patients

Connecticut residents are doing everything they can to find a cure for cancer both professionally and personally. For some, that means lacing up their sneakers and participating in charity runs, for others, it means showing up for treatment or work at hospitals, cancer centers, medical offices or biopharmaceutical firms across the state. However, a new proposal that officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are pushing could thwart many of these efforts and result in cancer doctors having to move away from providing patients the most advanced medications.