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Blue Cross Denies Liver Transplant

Blue Cross Denies Liver Transplant

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Horizon Blue Cross'Blue Shield health care plan has denied a lifesaving liver transplant to an HIV-positive Baltimore man, saying the surgery is considered experimental. The HIV Project at Lambda Legal, a civil rights organization, is urging the company to reverse its decision, pointing out that numerous studies show that HIV patients doing well on antiretroviral therapy respond similarly to transplant surgeries as HIV-negative adults. Lambda has successfully persuaded several other insurers to stop denying transplant surgery coverage to their HIV-positive members.

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.