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Chaos Six
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re: An illegal immigrant gets a free kidney transplant....


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The kidney came from his own mother

I see nothing wrong with it then.






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Dumplin
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re: An illegal immigrant gets a free kidney transplant....


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The point is do you want us taxpayers to pay for illegal immigrants to get a kidney that could have went to a us taxpayer

That is pretty irrelevant here considering the hospital paid for the surgery and the recipient is raising money himself to pay for his anti-rejection meds. Your taxes have nothing to do with this.






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Tmacelroy12
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These types of scenarios really make it hard to have a set-in-stone health insurance system. Kinda reminds me of when I was talking to a Canadian, and he was saying his taxes were through the roof because education and health care was free.

I don't think anyone can pass judgement on this guy, he has lived here his whole known life. Yeah, rah rah rah he didn't have health insurance, but how many people out there don't have health insurance? Don't get caught up on the illegal immigrant fact on this.

Yeah, it sucks that the hospital will most likely have to foot the bill since the hospital will have no way of billing the government and will most likely not recover the expenses from the patient.

You can't say this guy "should" die because he wasn't graced with the same opportunities as others. I know I'm sounding liberal, but damn, this is a sticky situation






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Puffoluffagus
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re: An illegal immigrant gets a free kidney transplant....


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I'd be interested to know what the process was for him to be approved above other patients in need.


I don't the specifics of the case. But if you have a willing donor that matches the recipient that's who'll get it. If the willing donor doesn't match, they can enter a pool with other willing donors and can essentially "swap" if appropriate matches are made. Win-win.

As far as I'm aware theres a separate process when it comes to deceased organ donation.

That's my cursory knowledge of how I think it works






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50Mullets
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re: An illegal immigrant gets a free kidney transplant....


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An illegal immigrant gets a free kidney transplant


This is why I'm not an organ donor. I won't help out a system that is so clearly flawed.






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tigermike5
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his is why I'm not an organ donor. I won't help out a system that is so clearly flawed


except, the fact, he didnt get the kidney from an organ donor.






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lsu480
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Usama Bin Laden lived for 11 years with renal kidney failure on dialysis moving undercover from cave to cave, according to the government. So...stranger things have happened.


These are the key words here. He may have moved cave to cave for a year or two MAX.....the rest of the time he was living in homes. I also doubt he lived the entire 11 years but that is a discussion for a different thread.






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lsu480
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This is why I'm not an organ donor. I won't help out a system that is so clearly flawed.


You are an idiot. If I was dead and someone could use my body parts to save a human life I wouldn't care who got it. Obviously I would prefer a white American to get it but if it saved a Mexicans life that is better than it just going to waste.






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udtiger
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Louisiana
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re: An illegal immigrant gets a free kidney transplant....


frick him.

Illegal means no kidney.






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matthew25
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re: An illegal immigrant gets a free kidney transplant....


What does Bobby Jindal think about this?

The Mississippi and Arizona govenors would put him on a plane to his homeland.






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