Senators want to intervene in organ allocation policy

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By: SUSANNAH LUTHI

April 4, 2019

Billy Wynne, who advocates in defense of the liver policy change as executive director of the National Coalition for Transplant Equity said it will reduce waitlist-related deaths by 8%.

“That’s really the whole ballgame here,” he said.

More than 80 House lawmakers last month sent a letter to Azar articulating their support for the policy change, which is due to take effect April 30. The letter rebutted points raised by Blunt, Moran and other senators who see the change as detrimental—including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

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