Letter: Will Rep. Lee support bill to help dialysis patients?

Will Rep. Lee support bill
to help dialysis patients?

After being diagnosed with end-stage renal disease in 2014, I’ve experienced dialysis treatments at home, in a clinic, and have even traveled with my dialysis equipment.

While dialysis created a lot of anxiety for me at first, I have had the benefit of working with an excellent treatment team that is sensitive to my needs as a patient and ensures my treatments are tailored.

Congress is working on a bill that can help dialysis patients benefit from care coordination like I have.

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act — also known as the BETTER Kidney Care Act — will enable doctors to work together on a patient’s treatments while offering benefits that aren’t accessible through Medicare.

Dialysis requires adjustment. The whole process is made easier when patients have a coordinated treatment plan aligned to their needs.

By supporting this bill, Rep. Barbara Lee and the other members of Congress from California can help to ensure they do.

Willie Griffin
Oakland

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Source: Mercury news
Letter: Will Rep. Lee support bill to help dialysis patients?