This is a must read when a patient in Arizona was denied a liver transplant because he has hepatitis C and he was covered by Medicaid. The rules and laws state that if he didn't have cancer and Hep C, they would have paid and the liver was given to a patient who has insurance coverage and was donated by family friends who had a death in their family. This one with a video at my post will definitely strike a nerve.
This is horrible and here it is. As the video says this is all about numbers and you can see the hospital stating they can’t afford it and have 22 more on the waiting list and they are making actuary decisions. The hospital stated that even with hepatitis he could have lived for a number of years. THE LIVER WENT TO A PATIENT WHO HAD INSURANCE COVERAGE. The newscasters here are even upset over this with their coverage.
The patient had checked into the hospital and he is 32 years old and the cost was $200,000 for the operation. Coverage for bone-marrow transplants have also been eliminated. He is checking on Texas now to see if he can get his transplant there. Somebody else received the liver. The family has knocked on doors. The hospital representative said they can’t afford the cost of the surgery. The patient is healthy enough to where he still had some time and is not quite on death’s bed. There are 100 patients state wide that are no longer covered and politics is life and death here. When will politicians wake up. Again, this is so sad and such an ugly situation. The patient’s niece chats with the newscaster after the initial story.
My entire post is below.