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Congress must restore vital protections for kidney care patients

February 18, 2024

Roughly 37 million Americans live with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and of those 37 million, more than 800,000 have seen their condition progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure. For these individuals, access to life-sustaining kidney care, including critical dialysis treatments, means the difference between life and death.

Unfortunately, a recent Supreme Court decision has upended vital protections for ESRD patients — protections that Congress initially passed 40 years ago through the Medicare Secondary Payor Act (MSPA)

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