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Local doctors share concerns over cuts

By Steve Herring
Published in News on February 15, 2010 1:46 PM

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State Sen. Don Davis, left, listens as Bo Gamble of the Southeastern Medical Oncology Center Goldsboro office talks about how state Medicaid reimbursement cuts have disrupted lives and have actually resulted in higher costs. Davis was at the center Friday for a videoconference call with oncology practices from across the state. In the background at right, another participant is on the monitor screen.

State cuts in Medicaid reimbursements for cancer drugs might be helping reduce the budget deficit, but they are creating great hardships for those people battling the disease while at the same time driving Medicaid costs higher, physicians told state...

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