The CEO of a major Dialysis Company made a shocking public announcement in August, stating that Dialysis Centers will "inevitably" close if the CMS proposed budget cuts are imposed. The ESRD cuts that are currently being considered will impact 85% of all individuals who rely on dialysis including Peritoneal Dialysis, In-Center Hemodialysis and Home Hemodialysis. Hence, this is not only an In-Center issue, dialysis benefit cuts are certain to hurt all dialysis patients by potentially increasing out-of-pocket costs for those with ESRD as well as cause Dialysis Centers to close and limit access to quality Home Dialysis.
DeWayne Cox, a dialysis patient, made the below short film to show lawmakers the direct effect that a 12% cut would have on the CKD Community, and specifically dialysis patients. He writes on the introduction of his video, "The goal is to show them that we were NOT just data and numbers on a spreadsheet... Those numbers represent REAL people and their families... There are lives at stake and families that would be destroyed by these severe cuts in care." KidneyBuzz.com found these accounts to be powerful and compelling. We encourage you to view the short film and share this article with others to inform them and help the video go viral.
The Real Faces of Dialysis - Widescreen HD
By: DeWayne Cox - http://meltdownfilms.com/
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