THE Dutch health minister, Ab Klink, is considering a recommendation to offer
free health insurance for life to anyone who donates a kidney for transplant.
The award would be quite valuable, worth about $1500 a year or $24,000 in present discounted value (30 yrs, 5% discount rate, no increase in health care costs). Becker and Elias predict a large increase in organ supply at $15,000 so the Dutch are in the ballpark for a good test. More here.
Thanks to Dave Undis of LifeSharers for the pointer.