Dialysis and ObamaCare (Index)

ACA imageI’ve written several posts about kidney failure and Dialysis and the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on people with kidney disease.  For the ease of those who would like to read all the posts (or some), I’ve prepared this index.  I’m sure there will be some additional posts about the ACA is the various parts are implemented over the next few years.

Dialysis and Questions – This very short posting (I was preoccupied with personal medical problems and poor eyesight) addressed the many questions this website gets about dialysis and ObamaCare and shows why I wrote about the subject several times over the past year.

Dialysis and Obamacare – This was the first posting about ObamaCare and it contains an excerpt of the actual ACA Law that specifically pertains to dialysis patients.  It also addresses the wide-spread lies that are being circulated by some about dialysis patients and the ACA, including a popular myth about “Dr. Suzanne Allen, head of emergency services at the Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee”.  It also contains some quotes from Jack Ahern about the subject of ACA and Mr. Ahern is no fan of ObamaCare.

Dialysis and ObamaCare (Update) – This posting contains some links to the Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) website and their articles about dialysis and the ACA.  Most importantly, it has a link to a webinar recording about the ACA and dialysis patients.  It’s a very informative discussion from an important authority on the subject, Jessica Nagro, the former Director of Public Affairs for DPC.

Dialysis and ACA Repeal – During the last election the idea was floated about repealing the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare”.  I wrote about what this might mean to dialysis patients if the ACA is actually repealed.  In light of the fact that the House of Reprentatives has voted 37 times to repeal ObamaCare, this idea in not yet settled.

Dialysis, ObamaCare, and the IPAB Panel – Back in May, I wrote about the IPAB (Independent Payment Advisory Board) because once again there was a great deal of misinformation about this board and what it means to Medicare patients.  Because so many dialysis patients are on Medicare, this was important to us.  It also addressed the attempt to identify the IPAB as the so-called “Death Panel” from the 2008 and 2010 elections.

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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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