Aug 5

Protect our patients who suffer from kidney failure

by Kathleen Yeager, Insider Louisville

Patients who suffer from kidney failure, or end stage renal disease (ESRD), deserve the health care that they signed up for. However, some private insurance companies are resisting charitable donations as payment from dialysis patients, driving them off their current health care plans.

As a social worker in Louisville, I have watched my patients struggle with the dysfunction of their kidneys and the intense treatment that ESRD demands.

Time-consuming and expensive, dialysis treatment requires my patients to spend three full days inside a clinic every week, rather than in their home or in the workplace.

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