Posts Tagged: American Kidney Fund
A surgical team performing an operation in a California hospital.(Photo: Hernndorff, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: So after seven years of waiting, I finally received a kidney transplant in 2006. That same kidney has kept me alive, and I am grateful I have never had to go back to dialysis. Part of the reason I have stayed healthy is because my continuous health insurance pays for the medication to prevent my body from rejecting the transplanted kidney. But there is a flaw in our system that could prevent kidney transplant recipients from getting this kind of care.
A hospital patient is monitored during a dialysis session. (Photo: PicsFive, via Shutterstock)
If it becomes law, SB 1156 will harm some of California’s most at-risk residents—low-income, disproportionately minority dialysis and transplant patients who depend on charitable assistance to afford their health care. More than 67,000 Californians depend on dialysis to stay alive, and many face serious financial hardship as a result of their medical condition.