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  •  of course he was a model patient - adult and rich (2+ / 0-)
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    DEMonrat ankle biter, ladybug53

    so he could always afford his meds, always get to his appointments, always do precisely what was needed without worry of cost in time or money.

    And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

    by Mortifyd on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 04:17:29 AM PDT

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    •  You can also be on more than one list (2+ / 0-)
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      if you have the resources to travel to the translant location within a certain time limit. So people who can afford to hire a private jet have an advantage. That's how Steve Jobs received his transplant. He was on the bay area list and as I recall a list in the southeast, which is where the transplant surgery was completed.

      As someone noted in the thread the rich can actually go to several countries, primarily in Asia, and buy an organ and we are all surprised Cheney didn't take that path.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 07:34:31 AM PDT

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    •  u forgot white and full FED covered insurance (0+ / 0-)

      from retirement plan for a former vp

      add to that some of the best doctors

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