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Living Donor Liver Transplant Issues Related to Medical Insurance

It's important to know that being a liver donor may increase your health insurance premiums, which are the payments you make to the insurance company each month. You may also be less eligible to receive health, life, or disability insurance in the future. However, lawmakers are currently discussing new laws that will hopefully prevent this from happening.
These same situations can happen if your medical evaluation discovers certain health problems that you didn't know about before.
Finally, although unlikely, your insurance company may not cover any future medical conditions that they feel are linked to the liver transplant surgery. You may have to pay for medical care related to these conditions yourself.
All of these things depend on the rules of your insurance company and your specific healthcare plan. As these are important issues, make sure to discuss them with your healthcare providers as part of the evaluation process.
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