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Arizona's new law for rationing organ transplants
On Oct. 1, cash-strapped Arizona ended state-financed payments for certain organ transplants. The decision, as the New York Times put it last week, "amounts to a death sentence for some patients."
Francisco Felix might be one of them. The 32-year-old truck driver with four children will die without a new liver. According to the Times story, doctors at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center had a matched liver for Felix several weeks ago and were ready to proceed. News of the budget cuts forced them to scrap the surgery.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/us...nt.html?src=mv"Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton
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