IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PATIENTS
Sep 14, 2013 — Advocacy Update: It’s All About the Patients
Posted on August 29, 2013 by nkf _advocacy
There’s been much discussion in the media and online over the course of the last few weeks about the potential cuts to dialysis and the motivations of those against these cuts. As the nation’s foremost advocate for kidney patients, NKF urges lawmakers and the public to focus on the impact these cuts would have on the health and lives of hundreds of thousands of patients. This is truly the only issue.
Cutting payment to a program that over 350,000 Medicare beneficiaries rely on will hurt vulnerable patients and families who are already coping with the challenges of living with a chronic illness. These cuts will likely result in unintended consequences that disrupt dialysis patient access to quality care—now and in the future.
Most dialysis profits do not come from treating Medicare patients