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MacDill AFB's Lifesaving Crews Rush to Hurricane-Ravaged Islands
Article from FOX 13 News, Tampa.
Damage from Hurricane Maria Pushes Medical Services in Puerto Rico to the Brink
Article from Fierce Healthcare.
  Sept. 25, 2017
Patients From St. Croix Evacuated To U.S. Mainland
Article from News America Now.

"An additional 40 dialysis patients are also now being prepared to leave the Territory."

Editor's note: Neither the ESRD Network 3 nor the KCER Hurricane Maria page lists any dialysis clinic closings in the Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico.
Red Tape Keeping Mobile Dialysis from Saving Lives, Critics Say
Article from STAT via The Boston Globe.
A Coordinated Assault to Stop Frequent Hemodialysis — Action Needed!
Posting from the KidneyViews blog.
DaVita Inc.: Warren and Charlie’s Excellent Insurance Gambit
Report from the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation. DaVita stock chart.

"The definition of HIPP (American Kidney Fund's Health Insurance Payment Program) is unusually subjective, depending largely on whether you provide or receive dialysis, or insure those who undergo it.

To the former, the AKF and dialysis clinics–especially the larger chains–it's an elegant solution to an end stage renal disease conundrum of longstanding: with the one-two punch of its steep financial costs and the physical exhaustion emerging from treatment, working is often not an option, and many patients exhaust savings or go deeply into debt to maintain their private healthcare insurance policies. As a function of that, AKF's HIPP pays its recipients monthly insurance premiums for the duration of their dialysis treatment.

For the latter, mostly insurance companies offering healthcare to the public, HIPP is a financial headache of a scale eclipsed only by its sheer evil brilliance."

“No one is saying that the AKF or its policies are all bad,” she said, “but [the fund] is [incentivized] to expand clinic-centered dialysis. The large dialysis organizations, who give the fund most of its money, are the obvious beneficiaries.”
Scientists Grow Bullish on Pig-to-Human Transplants
Article from Science magazine.
Organ Donation in Ontario Increased 57 Percent Since 2006 after New Canadian Donation Policy
Press release and full-text article from Canadian Medical Association Journal.
National Kidney Foundation Statement on Senate Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Proposal
NKF news release.
Should You Just Scratch the Itch?
Nephrology Journal Club chat scheduled for Wednesday Sep 27. Related patient commentary videos.
Free, Open Access, First Online Articles from Journal of Nephrology:
Achievement of Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes Mineral and Bone Targets between 2010 and 2014 in Incident Dialysis Patients in France: the Photo-Graphe3 Study
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Kidney Allocation Based on Proven Acceptable Antigens Results in Superior Graft Survival in Highly Sensitized Patients
Article in Press abstract from Kidney International.
Improving Kidney Transplant Outcomes
Press release from University of Manitoba.
Strengths and Weaknesses of Using SRTR Data to Shape the Management of the HIV-Infected Kidney Transplant Recipient
Free, full-text, Early View editorial from American Journal of Transplantation.
Use of the Viabahn Stent Graft for the Treatment of Recurrent Cephalic Arch Stenosis in Hemodialysis Accesses
Free, Open Access, Article in Press from Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Diet Quality in Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease Undergoing Dialysis
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
Hyperkalemia Linked to Poor Outcomes in Diabetes Patients
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Nephrology.
Sunday Hours: Obamacare Website To Be Shut Down For Portion of Most Weekends during Open Enrollment
Article from Kaiser Health News.
Health Benefits In 2017: Stable Coverage, Workers Faced Considerable Variation In Costs
Free, full-text article from Health Affairs.
GOP Changes Graham-Cassidy Bill to Win over Wary Senators
Article from The Hill.
The Graham–Cassidy Plan — The Most Harmful ACA-Repeal Bill Yet
Free, full-text, First Online perspective piece from The New England Journal of Medicine.
GOP Health Bill’s Changes Go Far Beyond Preexisting Conditions
Article from Kaiser Health News.
American Nurses Association Adamantly Opposes Graham-Cassidy Proposal

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