*Arizona Death Panel Claims Another Victim* :***** Information Clearing House: ICH
Where was the charity we are told would assist people like this?Tucson University Medical Center has confirmed that a patient who was refused a liver transplant due to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s decision to cut the state benefit that would have made the transplant possible, has died. The patient had been scheduled for the needed transplant but was dropped from the waiting list on October 1st when the cuts went into effect.
Please allow the preceding paragraph to sink into your consciousness for a moment.
The Arizona budget that previously provided transplants to people in need was $1.4 million. As there were 99 people on the waiting list for transplants at the time the cuts went into effect, the net result is that the State of Arizona valued each of these lives at something less than $14,000 a person.
Today, there are only 97 on the waiting list as two have passed away.