Kidney Shortage for Transplantation

Kidney Shortage for Transplantation

As of this morning almost 102,000 Americans were waiting for a kidney. If that number doesn’t strike you, then consider that this number is 1/3 of the total number of kidneys ever transplanted in the United States.

Only 15,000 of these 100,000 potential recipients are expected to receive a kidney before the end of the year, which means that 85,000 will still be waiting for surgery come the new year.

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Insurable but Uninsured

Insurable but Uninsured

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), known affectionately as Obamacare, promises to insure more, spend less, and achieve better health for all. As one of many medical students who takes care of the uninsured, I have been brainstorming ways to help our patients enroll in New York’s health care exchange. What hadn’t occurred to me is that our patients might opt for our free student-run clinic services instead of coverage under the ACA.

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