Navigation Links
Live kidney donors face 'pointless' insurance troubles
Date:7/15/2014

re denied life insurance altogether, 27 were charged a higher premium and 17 were told that donating a kidney was a pre-existing condition.

Segev notes that some of the hurdles may have been a result of misinterpretation of kidney function tests needed for securing some health or life insurance policies. Although routine kidney function test results change after kidney donation, results aren't necessarily a sign of kidney disease, he says. Nevertheless, he adds, donors and their transplant center doctors are often put in the position of having to explain these results to insurance companies and argue for coverage.

"There are about 100,000 people in the U.S. who have altruistically donated a kidney," Segev says. "Insurance companies should make a strong effort on behalf of people who perform this selfless act to make sure that they're well taken care of."


'/>"/>
Contact: Lauren Nelson
lnelso35@jhmi.edu
410-955-8725
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure
2. Specific inhibition of autophagy may represent a new concept for treatment of kidney cancer
3. Kidney cancer patients do better when whole kidney is not removed, U-M study shows
4. Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear
5. Kidney Cancer Patients Fare Better With Tumor Removal Only
6. Donor Kidney Re-Used in Second Patient After Failing in First
7. Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say
8. Surprising results for use of dialysis for kidney failure in developing world
9. Everyday fish oil capsule may provide kidney-related benefits
10. First, Second Kidney Transplants Have Similar Success: Study
11. Women fare better than men, but need more blood after kidney cancer surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/20/2014)... AZ (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 Parker ... professional technicians with years of experience in contractor services ... dedicated contractor services for the homeowners of Arizona. Parker ... team a professional contractor technicians that make customer service ... 1974 in Phoenix Arizona and started with one service ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Sweetdressy.com , a leading wedding dress ... selection of cheap prom dresses for ladies worldwide. The ... world and clients can buy these dresses at the ... feature cool cuts and delicate craftsmanship, and most of ... market. Discount shipping costs are available for all of ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Silver Dollar City is picking up ... the first time ever, Silver Dollar City has a title ... 2015, listing the park’s wood coaster Outlaw Run as the ... announced this week, Silver Dollar City is named in CNN ... USA Today’s 10Best awards for “Best Public Lights Display,” and ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... An evening dress is perfect for any ... Discount-Dress.com, a distinguished dresses retailer, has unveiled its new selection ... this great shopping platform. Customers can view more ... work, Discount-Dress.com has been accepted and praised by customers for ... shopping stage for clients. In order to expand its market ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The intestinal bacteria ... and ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report. ... Medicine , could help in efforts to prevent the ... or colitis, the study authors added. "The intestinal ... young age can have a big impact on your ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Reaching A Milestone By Providing 40 Years Of Dedicated Contractor Services For Homeowners Of Arizona 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Reaching A Milestone By Providing 40 Years Of Dedicated Contractor Services For Homeowners Of Arizona 3Health News:Cheap Prom Dresses Online Now at Sweetdressy.com 2Health News:Silver Dollar City Nets New Titles: Guinness Book of World Records, Plus CNN Travel, USA Today & Fodor’s Top Places for Christmas Lights 2Health News:Attractive Evening Dresses Announced by Discount-Dress.com 2Health News:Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds 2
... CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 29 DURECT Corporation,(Nasdaq: ... and Chief,Executive Officer, will be presenting at the ... Financial Group on Tuesday,March 4, 2008 at 2:45 ... the W,Hotel, 541 Lexington Avenue, New York City., ...
... Feb. 29 TITAN Technology Partners, a,global provider ... the,fastest growing technology company in North Carolina in ... recognized health system,has signed a multi-year agreement to ... Financial and Human Capital Management,applications throughout the organization ...
... music industry,veteran and TV personality, is coming to ... about type 2 diabetes and its connection to,cardiovascular ... Heart,Association to speak on behalf of The Heart ... with type 2 diabetes manage the disease and,reduce ...
... Genoptix, Inc.,(Nasdaq: GXDX ), today announced the pricing ... certain existing stockholders to,the public at the price of ... from the sale. The offer is expected to close ... through an underwriting syndicate led by,Lehman Brothers, Inc. acting ...
... Feb. 29 Finesse Solutions, LLC and,Applikon ... the,TruConnect(TM) gateway, a migration device designed to ... ADI 1030 Controllers, and the Finesse,TruLogic(TM) Controller, ... control.), TruConnect(TM) gateways harmonize an installed ...
... Southwestern Medical Center have determined that the level, or saturation, ... with sickle cell anemia who are at an increased risk ... also found that a published method used to predict severe ... Stroke is a serious but increasingly preventable complication of sickle ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Valley Baptist Health System Leveraging TITAN Technology Partners Hosting and Managed Services 2Health News:Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Educate Cincinnati Area Residents about the Connection between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease 2Health News:Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Educate Cincinnati Area Residents about the Connection between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease 3Health News:Genoptix Announces Pricing of Secondary Public Offering 2Health News:Applikon and Finesse Solutions Introduce TruConnect(TM) 2Health News:UT Southwestern researchers investigate predictors for sickle-cell-anemia complications 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014 With advancements ... the MRI market is seeing new growth, according ... MRI scans account for the majority of market ... resolution of images, which are creating opportunities for more ... market is growing at a rate of 4%, ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014  ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") (NYSE ... Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a key patent ... immunotherapeutic vaccine targeting six tumor antigens that are ... Patent No. 8,871,211, which issued October 28, 2014, ... a dendritic cell composition comprising peptide epitopes of ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... KENNESAW, Ga. and RALEIGH, ... Clinical Trial Marketing Communications, LLC (CTMC), and Integrated ... in patient recruitment and retention for clinical trials ... called Integrated Clinical Trial Marketing Services (i-CTMS). i-CTMS ... and retention services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 2Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 3ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Announces Issuance of Key Patent For ICT-107 Cancer Vaccine 2Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 2Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 3
... Inc. announced today that it has reached agreement with ... to incorporate its glucose sensor into Luminous, automated blood ... enable clinicians to control hyperglycemia in critical care patients ... use a sensing technology based on near-infrared spectrometry. ...
... , Four Companies Required to Stop Making and ... Md., Oct. 13 The U.S. Food and Drug ... marketing unapproved codeine sulfate tablets. These drugs are opioid ... treat pain. , (Logo: ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Luminous Medical, Inc. Secures Exclusive Rights to Glucose Sensor for Its Automated Glucose Monitor 2FDA Acts to Halt Marketing of Unapproved Codeine Sulfate Tablets 2FDA Acts to Halt Marketing of Unapproved Codeine Sulfate Tablets 3
... Every Bard® Biopsy Instrument and Needle ... one important goal: a large quality, reliable ... exceptional performance, featuring ultra-sharp tips and polished ... broad selection of biopsy systems and needle ...
... Used to obtain multiple core biopsies ... biopsy needle is designed to fit ... micro-sharpening process that produces an ultrasharp ... histological cores. Uni-Cor™ has an etched ...
... offers a customized approach to performing ... associated with current stranded products as ... seed and spacer implant techniques.SourceLink™ Connectors ... quantity and seed activity level (in ...
... is designed to bring efficiency and quality ... combines the superior technology of fluorescent flow ... Continuous sampling or batch processing are ... sample processing in high volume laboratories. ...
Medicine Products: