Eric De La Cruz: Real Face of Balancing Access and Coverage Scope
Posted May 21 2009 10:32pm
27-year old Eric De La Cruz is dying of congestive heart failure. He needs a heart transplant to live, but he's on Nevada Medicaid and it won't cover it. Now Eric is sitting in a hospital getting progressively worse.
Eric's case will go before a judge first thing tomorrow morning. He is trying to get covered under Medicare. Of course, even if the judge approves Eric's Medicare claim, he still has a long way to go. He's not even on a transplant list and there could also be huge co-pays, up to six figures, the family will still have to cover. ( KTNV )