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Uninsured Likely Organ Donors, But Not Recipients
Date:11/28/2008

and, Calif., noted in a news release issued by the journal's publisher.

This holds true despite special protocols, including guidelines adopted by Congress, meant to improve equity in the transplantation of organs, Herring said.

"The fact that many organ donors were uninsured dramatically highlights the lack of fairness in the U.S. health care system as a whole," study co-author Steffie Woolhandler, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard, said in a news release issued by the journal's publisher. "The only way to surmount this problem is to adopt a single-payer national health insurance program, which would guarantee comprehensive and affordable care to everyone without exception."

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SOURCE: Physicians for a National Health Program, news release, Nov. 17, 2008


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