Wyden’s Cancer Treatment Highlights Debate Over Health Care Cost Vs. Personal ChoicePolitico: Panel Looks For Health-Care Savings
Sen. Ron Wyden had surgery for prostate cancer Monday, putting himself - through no fault of his own - in the middle of a debate about diagnosis, treatment and bending the cost curve. ... In choosing surgery over what used to be called "watchful waiting," Wyden took a path that many men take when faced with a prostate cancer diagnosis. But increasingly, that path is questioned in the era of health care reform, as cost-cutting is pitted against personal choice (Webber, 12/21).
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