CMS Approves Liver Transplants for Four Japanese Mafiosos

Although two of the patients gave the hospital $100,000 a piece and despite a persistent organ shortage for American patients, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said there was “no evidence of misapplied policies, [or] preferential treatment.”


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  1. Chuck says:

    Hey. Just because a guy joins the mafia doesn’t mean he gives up his need for a liver.

    Sounds like California hospitals are just acting as equal opportunity liver vendors.

  2. Bruce says:

    See the more recent post and my comment there. I’m not sure it’s illegal for a foreigner to buy an organ in the United States. But it is illegal for Americans to buy one.