It’s almost rare nowadays that we get some good news from Congress but here’s some news that a bill signed by the President grants dialysis facilities and pharmaceutical providers some stability in what they’ll be reimbursed for kidney patients. Here’s a link to Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center that reports on the legislation.
Also, here’s the DPC report of the March World Kidney Day Fly-in and a great picture of me entering Senator Cornyn’s DC Office with Ailsa Chang and her microphone catching every second. Thank you so very much to NPR for covering this event (the whole Fly-in, not just me! LOL) and helping us get the word out about dialysis patients getting access to their members of Congress. Every fly-in is another chip at the iceberg and gets us closer to some results for all the time spent. You’ll have to scroll down for the picture of me and Tonya Jenkins entering Senator Cornyn’s office. For the DPC report CLICK HERE.
Now, I also want you to see the report about Jack Reynolds from Iowa and his receiving the first Nancy L. Scott Award for Patient Education and Public Service from the DPC Education Center. Jack is a wonderfully warm and gracious person who has spent the last 40 years in service to the dialysis community. He is so valued by all concerned that BOTH senators from Iowa (Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley) contributed to this YouTube report! He’s an amazing person and we owe so much to him. Here’s a link to the YouTube of his story.
Thank you to Dialysis Patient Citizens for organizing the Fly-in event!