Illinois Medicaid has decided to reject a request for a multi-viscersal transplant for two Illinois patient–one a 23 year single mom African American and the other a downstate 67 year old Grandma

It is trully heartbreaking. (See link to Crain’s story) Multivisceral transplant which have been pioneered at Indiana University involve a new liver, kidney, pancreas and digestive system. It has never been rejected by a state Medicaid Program and is widely available commerically. Illinois cliams it is experimental. Ironically Indiana University health performed 3 such operations in the last 48 hours.

I plan to fight on for the lives of these patients One of them Barbara Sensey has a petition at Change.org that I hope you would sign.

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