It’s time for Congress to guarantee Medigap Health Insurance for vulnerable Americans with kidney disease
November 24, 2021
As people who have lived with kidney failure for years, we know all too well the numerous daily challenges confronting anyone living with this disease. Beyond the immediacy of arranging necessary and frequent dialysis care, there are many other life-changing issues with which those with kidney failure must contend: Will I still be able to work and support my family? How does committing to such a rigorous care schedule impact the rest of my life? Will I ever be able to receive a transplant? Can I even afford the care I need to survive?
People diagnosed with kidney failure are burdened with a whole host of uncertainties like these. But questions about how, and if, they can afford treatments that will keep them alive should not be part of the equation.