Jun 11

Dialysis Patients, Chronic Disease Representatives, Renal Workers And Others Urge California Assembly Health To Oppose SB 1156 (Leyva)

by American Kidney Fund, Globe Newswire

Opponents of Senate Bill 1156 (Leyva) rallied outside the State Capitol today to urge the California Assembly Health Committee to protect dialysis and transplant patients from an insurer-backed bill that gives the insurance industry a backdoor way to drop low-income dialysis and transplant patients from their health insurance rolls. The bill, which is opposed by a diverse range of chronic disease advocates, consumer groups and healthcare associations, has received virtually no media attention in California even though it threatens the health care coverage of thousands of Californians living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or kidney failure.

Read more here.