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Teen’s transplant in limbo over insurance changeover

The elation expressed two weeks ago by the Minjarez family when they learned an aunt is a compatible living donor for young Marissa’s need for a new liver has come crashing down.

Blame it on unfortunate timing and the dysfunctional nature of the nation’s health care system.

“Stress is an understatement,” Marissa’s mother, Hong Minjarez, said Wednesday.