Saturday, January 28, 2012

We pay for dialysis but not for transplants...

The NY Times headlines one more inconsistency in health policy: For Illegal Immigrant, Line Is Drawn at Transplant

"He was also an illegal immigrant. So when his younger brother volunteered to donate a kidney to restore him to normal life, they encountered a health care paradox: the government would pay for a lifetime of dialysis, costing $75,000 a year, but not for the $100,000 transplant that would make it unnecessary."

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