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Brackenridge could see more cancer patients if ‘Obamacare’ concerns linger

By Tim Eaton - American-Statesman Staff

The already stressed safety-net cancer treatment facility in Austin could see long wait times for care if private treatment centers cannot resolve their issues with the Affordable Care Act.

The Seton Shivers Center, which is located on the campus of University Medical Center Brackenridge, is already busy serving many of the area’s uninsured cancer patients. But if Texas Oncology, the largest independent cancer practice in the state, doesn’t join health care networks offered on the federally run insurance marketplace in Texas, then the Shivers Center could struggle to treat an influx of additional patients.

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