Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Arizona's transplant budget

Mark Price died from Leukemia on November 30th after complications during his chemotherapy treatment. Not too long ago, however, Mark was denied state funding for a bone marrow transplant because the state had to make cuts in its budget. While what happened to Mark is terrible, the issue around the state funding of transplants is important and one I think needs to be examined.

I'll come out and say it. This is what we get when we rely on the state to provide welfare - shotty service. If we had a free market healthcare system, maybe Mark could have had the funding he needed. But we don't, and once again the state failed.

One day we'll get it, I'm sure.

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