Medicaid cuts killing Arizona transplant patients

Who would want to live in such an insanely ridiculous and dangerous state? The state is fine letting people die so long as they can prove a point. Those extremists sure are a moral bunch. CBS News:

When CBS News first met 27-year-old Tiffany Tate in December 2010 she was in desperate need of a double lung transplant. Yet she and 98 other people in Arizona were kicked off the organ transplant list. The state decided it could no longer afford to pay for some transplants which can cost $200,000.

“If we all don’t get our transplants, all 98 of us are going to die,” says Tate. “We deserve a second chance. I didn’t ask for this. I was born with this and I’ve fought my whole life.”

CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports at least two people have died since November. Mark Price, a father of six, died waiting for a bone marrow transplant. Now the University Medical Center in Tucson says a man needing a new liver died due to the cutbacks.


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