No Good Deed Goes UnPunished - Organ Donors May Face Huge Bills

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    Organ Donors May Face Huge Bills

    Thoughts? Personally, I think it's just another example of a broken system that some ignorant people would like to defend.
     
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    well it is a pre-existing condition that puts the person at risk for higher medical costs....
     
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    I'm tearing up my organ donor card, I'm not going to be dead AND own a tax bill from giving somebody my liver
     
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    Incidents like these are exactly why people would do exactly that.
     
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    you thought that being a savior was cheap ? :lol:
     
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    Two kidneys is overkill. You can live with one kidney. You can live with a fraction of one kidney.

    To claim it's a "pre-existing condition" is ridiculous.
     
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    Be careful while you are tearing up your card that you don't get a papercut, which gets infected, and then the bacteria gets into your blood stream leading to endocarditis which destroys your heart valves giving you severe septic cardiomyopathy, which requires a heart transplant.

    They would put you at the very bottom of the list if they knew that your entire predicament was because you were tearing up your donor card.
     
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    How is it ridiculous? It IS pre-existing. And I have no idea who told you the fairy tale that your second kidney is mere redundancy, but I'm not really surprised that you were gullible enough to believe it. It DOES put you at greater health risk, which means you ARE more likely to cost the insurance company a lot of money. Want to explain to me why that company should be obligated to reward your donation with hundreds of thousands of their dollars? Aside from your natural belief that everyone else owes you something, that is.
     
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    My studies. An internist. A urologist. A nephrologist.

    No. It doesn't.

    Bullshit.

    Aside from, well, medical fact, there is my own experience with this matter.
     
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