Thursday, April 21, 2011

Organ donors - denied for insurance? Really?

Over 100,000 people in the US are currently waiting for an organ.  You'd think that being a donor would be lauded - especially since donor health 6 years after their operations tends to be the same as non-donors.  And yet, after their most selfless act, organ donors may have some serious problems:  they may be denied medical insurance.

The Washington Post states,
"Insurers sometimes claim that the donation is equivalent to a preexisting medical condition and either reject an application outright or offer coverage with a very steep premium... People who have health insurance through big companies generally aren’t affected, but those who try to find coverage on the individual market or who have coverage through a small business may run into this problem."

Read the article here:

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