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Anxiety Is an Underrecognized Yet Serious Clinical Problem for Dialysis Patients
Press release and CJASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.
Liberal Dialysis Use in the U.S. Elderly With Advanced CKD — Conservative Management Option Rarely Offered
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today. CJASN Express abstract.
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National Kidney Foundation Statement on the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2016
Press release. Press release from Congressmen Burgess (R-TX) and Kind (D-WI).

Editor's note: Here is legislation that saves the government money and keeps patients off dialysis. Why isn't Kidney Care Partners listed as one of the supporting organizations in the congressmen's press release? Why hasn't the American Kidney Fund, which pays insurance premiums for patients on dialysis, filled this need? What corporate entities will be working to defeat this legislation... again?

According to OpenSecrets.org, in terms of lobbying and influence spending among health services companies in 2015, DaVita Healthcare Partners was #2, spending $4,490,000. Fresenius Medical care was #3, spending $3,439,000.

Where do Dr. Franklin Maddux and Dr. Allen Nissenson stand? Whom are they taking care of?
American Kidney Fund Urges CMS to Protect Low-Income Disabled ESRD Patients From Insurers' Discriminatory Efforts to Shift Them to Taxpayer-Funded Health Care
Press release.

Editor's note: Why does the American Kidney Fund stop paying insurance premiums for dialysis patients after they receive a transplant? Is there better evidence of why this organization is best described as a tool of the large dialysis providers?
Self-Care and the Tablo Dialysis Machine
Article from Nephrology News & Issues.
The Agreement between Auscultation and Lung Ultrasound in Hemodialysis Patients: The LUST Study
CJASN Express abstract.
Advance Access Abstracts from NDT:
Course of Chronic Kidney Disease in French Patients
Free, full-text, Advance Access article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
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America Is Not the Greatest Country on Earth. The U.S. is No. 28 In Global Health Rankings
Article from Bloomberg. Full-text article from The Lancet.
‘The Greed Is Astounding’: Lawmakers Berate EpiPen-Maker’s CEO Over Price Gouging
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
World Leaders Agree on Action to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Comment Request on In-center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)
Notice from The Federal Register. Comments are due by Oct. 24.

Medicare Advantage Premiums Remain Stable in 2017; Beneficiaries Have Saved over $23.5 Billion on Prescription Drugs
CMS press release.
Affordable Care Act Has Strengthened Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Program
Posting from The CMS Blog.

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