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    Re: Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Actually I go to a heart transplant center as a patient. And I totally disagree with you. For instance it could have been a sixty year old heart. I don't particulary want a 60 year old heart.

    Here are the rules:

    http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/Poli...s/policy_9.pdf
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    Re: Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    No 70+ year old should have any sort of transplant... it is a waste of money and resources.. no wonder the US healthcare industry is so screwed up.. money and influence trumps over logic.
    There is no way Cheney even got on a waiting list for a heart at his age and health. He bought that heart out from under some deserving younger person, I would put money on it. It is disgraceful that our system is so easily abused. Money talks and poor people die.

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    Re: Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

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    Re: Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Because your typical liberal has a major issue with insurance companies when they cite pre existing conditions as a reason to deny service.
    I am not a liberal, pretty much voting GOP since 1966, and I don't like insurance companies who try to deny PAYMENT for life saving services...
    When you have a 7 year old grandchild dx'd with an inoperable brain tumor, and the insurance company tries to claim pre existing conditions, it makes you want to reach out and grab someone, by the throat...
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    Re: Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    There is no way Cheney even got on a waiting list for a heart at his age and health. He bought that heart out from under some deserving younger person, I would put money on it. It is disgraceful that our system is so easily abused. Money talks and poor people die.
    What is disgraceful is that you presume all of this to keep your partisan rancor flowing.
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    Re: Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Most people don't realize all factors that go into a heart transplant.
    hard part is finding a good match so the procedure has a good chance at being successful. My guess is, Cheney was a hard heart to match....
    Hey, I voted for him, twice.....he owes me...
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    Re: Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I am not a liberal, pretty much voting GOP since 1966, and I don't like insurance companies who try to deny PAYMENT for life saving services...
    When you have a 7 year old grandchild dx'd with an inoperable brain tumor, and the insurance company tries to claim pre existing conditions, it makes you want to reach out and grab someone, by the throat...

    Good point Bill. I can't imagine. I have been blessed to be relatively healthy so far, so have my kids....Just a few more years, and they'll be on their own.

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    Re: Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Now that is a good point - thanks.
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    Re: Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Good point Bill. I can't imagine. I have been blessed to be relatively healthy so far, so have my kids....Just a few more years, and they'll be on their own.

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    Re: Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    so, do folks actually think that an old smoker should get a kidney transplant before a young athlete, simply due to placement on a list?

    health, age, lifestyle, should have NO bearing on their placement on such list?

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