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?
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?