Category Archives: Obamacare

Dialysis and Rationing


I originally published this post in January, 2013 but I had occasion to review it recently and decided to re-publish it.   There’s a great article in the Seattle Times that covers the history of dialysis.  The title is: “The … Continue reading

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Dialysis and ObamaCare (more)


A really nice piece from the Renal Support Network (Dang but they do support!) relating a personal experience with the spider’s web of insurance and ObamaCare titled, “Before and After ObamaCare”.  To read it, CLICK HERE. And thanks to all … Continue reading

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Dialysis and ObamaCare


Update 11/14/13:  I keep getting questions about Obamacare and how it impacts on dialysis patients.  Therefore, I’m posting this page again.  I hope, if you have questions, you’ll put them in the comments section.  Also, if you aare experiencing problems … Continue reading

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Dialysis or Transplant – Which is the lessor evil/better salvation?


Originally posted on eleisawifelife:
I have been inspired to write about this difficult topic by Big D and Me’s blog post Dialysis or Transplant:  The Big Decision.  He shared his experience and really voiced our experience also. In our early…

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Dialysis, ObamaCare, and the IPAB Panel


Lately the big news item related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ObamaCare is about the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).    As usual, there’s a great deal of confusion about the IPAB and some of it intended.   … Continue reading

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Dialysis and the Fiscal Cliff Bill


Update 1/5/13:  More about the “fiscal cliff” issue from Dialysis Patient Citizens.  Read it at http://dialysispatients.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/congressional-corner-january-over-the-cliff-then-quickly-back-up-again/ And here’s another very good posting about this from Renal Business Today http://www.renalbusiness.com/news/2013/01/kidney-care-provisions-in-fiscal-cliff-package-place-added-pressure-on-dialysis-patients.aspx I am re-posting this from the very knowledgeable author, Bill Peckham. He provides … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Questions


Update: 11/09/12: I will be back on line soon.  I am occupied with some personal issues and having difficulty seeing. In the meantime, please answer the poll.  Thanks.  I get a lot of readers who get to this blog site … Continue reading

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