Aug 9

I needed a kidney, but proposed law could have left me without a chance

by Teresa Arroyo, Merced Sun-Star

For those of us who have battled with life-threatening illness, there is nothing scarier than not knowing if you be able to get the care you need to survive.

A new bill in Sacramento would put dialysis patients like me at risk of being locked out of our healthcare systems, and give insurance companies new power to deny life-saving dialysis to low-income kidney patients. If SB 1156 had been law when I needed my kidney transplant, I might not be alive today.

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