Rep. Jenkins visits Fresenius in Chanute

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America’s kidney disease epidemic merits congressional attention

Published by The Hill Written By Dr. Eleanor D. Lederer When a young Dutchman named Dr. Willem Kolff began developing the first artificial kidney in the 1930s, anyone suffering from kidney failure faced almost certain death. Over the next 30 years, however, Kolff – along with several other notable scientists – successfully developed an artificial…

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Kidney Community Applauds Senate Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Improve and Expand Access to Kidney Care

S. 1729 would streamline and speed accreditation process for dialysis facilities WASHINGTON, DC — Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading coalition of patient advocates, kidney disease professionals, dialysis care providers, researchers and manufacturers – today applauded U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS), Mark Warner (D-VA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Todd Young (R-IN)…

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Roberts, Jenkins lead legislation to help dialysis centers

Published by The Wichita Eagle Kansans are leading the charge to decrease waiting times for dialysis provider accreditation. U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts introduced the legislation Thursday. U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, of Kansas’ 2nd District, had earlier introduced companion legislation in the House that passed unanimously as part of a broader Medicare package. The Dialysis Access…

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