“It’s like your kidneys, and only your kidneys, are Canadian.” – John Oliver

Richard Nixon resigned 11 days before I was born, and believe it or not, the recipient and I have him to thank for the fact that all of our care was 100% paid for through Medicare. During this entire process, over 27 appointments across a variety of medical professionals and different testing labs, I only received one errant bill and it was immediately corrected by the transplant clinic (side note: if psychologists get paid even a fraction of what was billed, encourage your kids to enter this profession if they show any interest whatsoever). I had no idea about this program prior to six months ago, but my experience in a federally run healthcare bureaucracy was entirely positive. Maybe if we can do it for kidneys we can look at including some other organs or even whole bodies down the road?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/05/15/john-oliver-on-kidney-dialysis-taco-bell-and-death/?utm_term=.35dcdcef0466

 

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