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H.R. 5534: Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage Bill   Kidney Health In The News

Started Jan-19 by CDP (PerraultC); 108 views.
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From: CDP (PerraultC)

Jan-19

It absolutely amazes me (in all the wrong ways) that this has to even be a discussion in this day and age. In the same country where I could have coverage to have a kidney transplant, I could then turn around and one day be denied coverage for the immunosuppressants required to protect that organ. I don't have to tell you how backwards and stupid this is.  I still have some catching up to do on the  progress of this bill, but I hope this doesn't get any resistance.

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From: CDP (PerraultC)

Jan-19

I'm adding the link  to the pdf of Dr. Cooper's testimony. It's not a long read and I definitely recommend reading it over. The following  statement just about said it all for me as far as what  is wrong with how backwards the approach has been thus far.


As a taxpayer,it is doubly frustrating that Medicare will pay for dialysis and for the first and second transplant but will not pay for the medications needed to maintain and preserve the first transplant.

 

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From: CDP (PerraultC)

Feb-12

Can't say I'm shocked, but this has hit some snags.

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