WE DID IT! With your support - together we raised our collective voices in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community to tell our Congressmen and Congresswomen that the repeal proposal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would hurt hundreds-of-thousands of Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients.
This is not about political parties or elections. It is clear that had the desired repeal of the ACA been achieved, many thousands of Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients would have been left uninsured due to pre-existing conditions and/or unaffordable insurance payments.
Beyond the fact that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act was opposed by nearly every Patient and Healthcare organization, Nephrology News reported that the American Society of Nephrology President, Eleanor D. Lederer, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) opposing the ACA repeal because it impacts the Medicaid funding that covers nearly one-half of people with kidney failure.
To add to the drama, Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii faces a grim prognosis of stage four kidney cancer. Even so, she interrupted her treatment to get on a flight to Washington D.C., get to the Senate floor, and cast her vote against the proposed Healthcare Plan repeal.
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It was because of the work of patients like you (signing the petition, sharing the article, telling other patients about contesting the repeal, using social media, sharing your Healthcare stories), that made the difference. It was all of your voices raised together that stopped this bill and we thank you. Please share this article far-and-wide so that other patients can celebrate as well.
Now with the imminent threat of the ACA repeal lifted for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, we want you to thrive the best you can, given your circumstances. If you are on Hemodialysis with an AV Fistula then click here to get your Fistula Protector Wristbands. Also, if you are tired of being on Dialysis and would like assistance actively pursuing altruistic (selfless) living kidney donation, then join the Find A Kidney Donor Program today (click here).
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