Published in Health Insurance Law Weekly, September 9th, 2007
Last November, Stewart's liver started to fail, and by February, he had to endure hospital visits every two weeks to have his belly drained of fluids his liver would no longer process. His doctor said that without a liver transplant, he would die. Worse, there was a four-month wait for a transplant, and no one was sure he had four months. He also was told it would cost about $350,000. Stewart, a retired owner of a landscaping business, had no health insurance.
Stewart now has a newly transplanted liver, courtesy of his sister, Jo-Ann...
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