Hospitals Discarding Organs & Denying Transplants to Meet Federal Standards

Hospitals across the United States are throwing away less-than-perfect organs and denying the sickest people lifesaving transplants out of fear that poor surgical outcomes will result in a federal crackdown…

…As a result, thousands of patients are losing the chance at surgeries that could significantly prolong their lives, and the altruism of organ donation is being wasted.

“It’s gut-wrenching and mind-boggling,” said Dr. Adel Bozorgzadeh, a transplant surgeon at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass.

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Bidding For Your Medical Procedures

A Houston company claims to save patients money on their medical procedures by allowing doctors to bid for their business.

Story: Bidding For Your Medical Procedures

“Our mission is to give better quality healthcare at a better price with more choice and more access….Let’s say you need a gallbladder removal. Go online to and you enter the procedure that you need. We will tell you how much is covered under your health plan and then you can create the bid.”