The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Death by Budget Cut

Dec 13, 2010

Arizona officials stopped covering certain organ transplant surgeries for low income people under the state’s Medicaid program starting at the beginning of October.

For around 100 people in Arizona, who are currently affected by this budget cut, this is a death sentence. One patient, who needed a bone marrow transplant, could not raise the amount of money required for the surgery, and died of leukemia in late November.

All this to save a lousy 4.5 million dollars more that the politicians can hand over to the wealthy.