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America’s kidney patients are desperate for new treatments

America has a kidney problem. The federal government has the power to help solve it. Today, 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD)—that’s one out of every seven U.S. adults. The majority have CKD as a result of diabetes or hypertension, but CKD isn’t a mere side effect of those conditions; it is its…

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Kidney groups call out US Supreme Court decision on DaVita, hospital employee health plan

Several kidney organizations have spoken out against the recent overruling of Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Benefit Health Plan v. DaVita by the U.S. Supreme Court. In the lawsuit, DaVita claimed the hospital health plan discriminated against employees requiring dialysis. As Healio previously reported, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that Marietta Memorial Hospital offered the same outpatient…

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