Dialysis and ObamaCare (Update)

Here’s directly from the Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Newsletter...

Clearing up Confusion about the Affordable Care Act

More than three years after passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there is still a great deal of confusion surrounding the legislation and what changes it will make to our health care system. To help DPC members and the greater public better understand this important issue, DPC recently put together a webinar that focuses on the Affordable Care Act and what it means for the kidney community.

Presented by Jessica Nagro, Director of Public Affairs, the webinar goes over the major components of the ACA, along with how the changes might affect those with chronic kidney disease, those on dialysis and those with a kidney transplant. You can view and listen to the presentation here.  (Jessica does a great job explaining the ACA as it applies to dialysis patients!)

You can find additional resources on the ACA and health reform in our latest blog post on the Patient’s Voice  and feel free to contact DPC at dpc@dialysispatients.org or 1-8 66-877-4242 with additional questions.

I encourage you to join DPC (free) as it is the best resource and advocate for dialysis patients.  Here is a link to the application form and the online sign up.  

DevonTexas © 2013

About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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