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Former Cancer Moonshot Head Blasts GOP Health Bill

June 27, 2017, 10:19 PM

The former head of the federal cancer moonshot task force called the Senate Republican plan to replace Obamacare a “death sentence for people with cancer who don’t have insurance.”

“Before we get to the war on cancer, we have got to end the war on the poor,” Greg Simon, who was the executive director of the 2016 White House task force charged with developing the strategy for doubling the rate of cancer treatments and prevention therapies. “What we’re reading today on the health bill is a war on the poor.”

Simon delivered the keynote address for the umbrella group Cancer ...