The ever-changing landscape of healthcare certainly looks and feels uncertain for many people. And for some, the view is foreboding and ominous.
In Arizona, certain benefits have recently been cut from the state’s version of Medicaid. Along with certain pancreas, liver, lung, and heart transplants – bone marrow transplants were also dropped as a benefit within the plan. Unless the state quickly restores this benefit during the spring budget process, all those currently awaiting transplants (close to 100 people) face the reality they might never receive the chance to receive one.
Courtney Parham, age 23, is one such patient. Her leukemia recently relapsed and a bone marrow transplant is her best chance for renewed health – even a cure.
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