Medicaid Refuses Surgeries



Two Illinois women are seeking a rare type of organ transplant, but they have learned that the Illinois Medicaid program considers the surgery experimental and won't pay for it.
 
The women are trying to get multi-visceral transplants, which involve transplanting the intestine and other organs such as the liver and pancreas.
 
The state’s Medicaid program says their decision is based on a recommendation from an ethics panel that studied the procedure.
 
No hospitals in Illinois perform the surgery. The two women were both seeking treatment in Indiana.

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