Dutch Treat

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.


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