2 Utah girls with rare immune disease to undergo bone marrow transplant

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    Why doesn't insurance cover bone marrow transplant? How long has this procedure been common place ? It really infuriates me that a child's life depends on this procedure and yet insurance companies thumb their noses at it. Is our health care system broken? YES!!! Is Obamacare the answer ? NO!!! So I would hope that the GOP president who boots Obama out the door would see health care reform as a top priority. Common sense reforms that incent insurance companies to cover these life saving procedures such as bone marrow transplants. There are certainly a combination of things such as tax breaks and other incentives that government can do without breaking the bank. Tort reform would go along way in lowering insurance costs AND perhaps incenting insurance companies to cover more procedures. Better medical saving accounts and being allowed to purchase insurance across state lines to increase competition would also help.

  • luv2organize Gainesville, VA
    Dec. 19, 2011 7:59 a.m.

    Good luck. I truly hope the transplants will be a success. My son has a not so perfect body too and I believe he got this body because that was just the way things happened - mortality is just that - imperfect. With that said his life has a purpose and plan but not one would consider traditional. I know many wonderful missionaries in Peru right now - what a wonderful gift to watch their house while they serve. It's a benefit to everyone.