• Petitioned Irene Croswell

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HERC Value-based Benefits Subcommittee
Irene Croswell
HERC Value-based Benefits Subcommittee
Lisa Dodson, MD
HERC Value-based Benefits Subcommittee
Mark Gibson
HERC Value-based Benefits Subcommittee
Laura Ocker
HERC Value-based Benefits Subcommittee
Kevin Olson
HERC Value-based Benefits Subcommittee
David Pollack
HERC Value-based Benefits Subcommittee
Jim Tyack
HERC Value-based Benefits Subcommittee
Susan Williams
Medical Director, Health Evidence Review Commission
Ariel K. Smits, MD MPH

Vote No on Guideline 12 and Protect Cancer Patients

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      Oregon Patient Forum

Right now, the Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) is considering Guideline 12 - a revised policy provision that severely restricts access to cancer treatments for patients with less than two years to live. This would give a government-appointed board power over medical decisions rather than patients, their families and their doctors.

The HERC would replace cancer treatments with "pallative care" only. Patients would be given medicines to treat their pain and reduce suffering, but would not fight the advancing cancer. In other words, if a patient on the Oregon Health Plan were to be diagnosed with cancer and given less than two years to live, they would not be given a chance to fight and recover.

Sign this petition today to stand with fellow patients. Tell the HERC that we will not allow the state to make life and death decisions. Medical decisions should be judged on outcomes, not dollars and cents.

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    • Max Kade SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • about 1 year ago

      My grandparents had a two year life expectancy. If this had been brought through back then, they wouldn't have made it. I don't care if I sound like I'm overreacting, this is an outrage. How dare they take away a human being's right to choose how to deal with their own sickness?

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    • Kimberlee Henderson BEAVERTON, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      No patient should be denied treatment for cancer not matter the stage of their disease....Some cancer diagnoses will not be completed until 2 years prior to their death...Marcelline MacDonald

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    • Jessica Farid CARSON, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      To support sick peoples right to medicate with anything they need

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    • Nancy Olp HARRISBURG, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      This is only the beginning, "Obama Care" will be much worse.

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    • Renee Creer WAIALUA, HI
      • about 1 year ago

      I have a twp year old grandson with stage 4 Neuroblastoma, isn't that enough?

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