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E. S. Ommen and J. S. Gill The System of Health Insurance for Living Donors Is a Disincentive for Live Donation American Journal of Transplantation 10

Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02994.x

As Americans debate the issue of universal health insurance, this opinion piece argues that provision of basic medical insurance is a necessity for living donation and that the system of attributing donor costs to the recipient's insurance is inefficient, has the potential to undermine the care of living donors, and is a disincentive to the expansion of living donation.

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