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Watch Murnaghan case

June 18, 2013

To the Editor: People should be following the case of Sarah Murnaghan, the young girl who is in need of a lung transplant, very closely and with great interest....

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Jun-24-13 10:00 AM

In any case whether it be "obamaSCARE" or private health insurance...someone controls the care we get and it's not the doctors. currently, blue cross blue shield control what sort of care i get and CVS Caremark decides what sort of prescriptions i get. If my doctor prescribes something for me, it goes through CVS before i can get it filled. They also do not allow me to pick where and how i get my prescriptions filled. So really, private health insurance is no better than what it is now.

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Jun-18-13 10:31 PM

"Some people will try to blame Obama for everything"

And why not blame Obama? Obama blamed Bush for years for his leadership failures.

Other than that, I don't think the rules should be changed for ONE person.

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Jun-18-13 10:14 AM

Current organ allocation rules created because adult lungs do not fit well into pediatric recipients bar her from receiving an organ from an adult donor. Because of the small number of pediatric donors, her family has staged a publicity and legal campaign to get lungs for her, either by having the families of deceased donors direct lungs be given to her or by altering the rule that adult organs not be allocated to pediatric recipients. Either of these changes would likely lead to the death of another person on the transplant waiting list so that Murnaghan can be transplanted. A medical, ethical, and legal debate has ensued around these extremely difficult life-and-death choices.

Some people will try to blame Obama for everything

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