Congresswoman Renee Ellmers was on Fox News Thursday night trying to build support for legislation that would restore cuts for money for cancer patients on Medicare who are receiving chemotherapy.
Appearing on the Greta Van Susteren program, Ellmers, a Republican from Dunn, said some Medicare patients are being hurt by 2 percent cuts for cancer care services and drugs.
“We must take care of the most vulnerable,” said Ellmers, a former nurse.
The cuts are affecting clinics, forcing patients in some cases to leave their communities and go to hospitals for treatment. She said that is often more expensive and difficult for some people to travel, and sometimes delays treatment.