Aug 16

Just How Profitable Should Your Disease Be?

by Elaine S. Povich, Pew Trusts


VAN NUYS, Calif. — Audrey Thomas, a 39-year-old dialysis patient who also is a dialysis technician, smiles as she describes her clinic in this Southern California city as nothing short of a blessing: Clean, efficient and welcoming, it provides her with a decent salary and a flexible schedule so she can get her treatments, work and go to school at the same time.

A few miles away, dialysis patient Tangi Foster and dialysis worker Emanuel Gonzales have decidedly different views.

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