The Wenatchee World



The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast


Lo51° Clear


Hi73° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo49° Clear


Hi75° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo51° Clear


Hi75° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo54° Mostly Cloudy


Hi75° Partly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo55° Slight Chance Showers


Hi75° Slight Chance Showers

Cancer patients run into flaw with health plan

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits.

An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is excluded by five out of eight insurers in Washington state’s insurance exchange. MD Anderson Cancer Center says it’s in less than half of the plans in the Houston area. Memorial Sloan-Kettering is included by two of nine insurers in New York City and has out-of-network agreements with two more.

View my options or Sign in