Undocumented Woman Cleared for Liver Transplant after Oregon Hospital Rolls Back ‘Archaic’ Policy

February 9, 2018

(TIME) – An Oregon hospital has eliminated an “archaic” policy that would have barred an undocumented Portland resident from getting a lifesaving liver transplant. Silvia Lesama-Santos, a mother of four who is covered by her husband’s insurance and has lived in Portland for 30 years, was originally denied care at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hospital because of her immigration status, the Oregonian reports.

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