Friday, January 8, 2010

Gov't-run health system halts dialysis for poor patients

The financially strapped Jackson Health System has stopped paying for dialysis treatments for 175 poor patients with failing kidneys -- a decision that experts say could be deadly. ``It is no game,'' says Emelina GarcĂ­a CordovĂ­, 67, whose treatments at a South Miami-Dade center were cut off Dec. 31. ``We are talking of the lives of persons who depend exclusively on their dialysis.'' Jackson, Miami-Dade's government health system intended to be a safety net for the poor and uninsured, said it expects to save $4.2 million by stopping payments for outpatient dialysis treatment for the 175 more

But the feds would never ration health care to save money...right?

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