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Medicaid Block Grants Threaten Beneficiary Access to Cancer Care

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a position statement, “Block Grants in Medicaid & Their Impact on Cancer Care,” that urges policymakers not to enact, apply for, or advance any proposals to establish block grants for Medicaid programs. 

“A transition to block grants could transform Medicaid from a safety net program, designed to meet basic health needs for low-income Americans, to a program with funding limits that drive care rationing for the most vulnerable,” said ASCO President Howard A. “Skip” Burris, III, MD, FACP, FASCO. Learn more.