Saturday, December 12, 2009

Poor being turned away from free cancer screenings

Will this be remedied after health care is "reformed." I'm not optimistic about Washington's solution.

in reference to:

"As the economy falters and more people go without health insurance, low-income women in at least 20 states are being turned away or put on long waiting lists for free cancer screenings, according to the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network. In the unofficial survey of programs for July 2008 through April 2009, the organization found that state budget strains are forcing some programs to reject people who would otherwise qualify for free mammograms and Pap smears. Just how many are turned away isn't known; in some cases, the women are screened through other programs or referred to different providers."
- Poor being turned away from free cancer screenings (view on Google Sidewiki)