The Patient's Voice: Policy

By Jim Myers, DPC Patient Ambassador.
November 18, 2013
 

I had a conversation with my doctor last week. (My nephrologist, Dr. Vavilala, we call him Dr. V).  He asked me if I had heard anything during my last trip to Washington, D.C. about an extension of coverage through the ACA to kidney transplant patients of the immunosuppressive drug coverage beyond the 36 month period that currently exists.  This rang a bell in the back of my brain, so I decided to check it out. 

By Carrie L., Director of Congressional and State Relations
By Jessica N., Director of Public Affairs
September 11, 2012
 

Hi, my name is Jessica and I am the Director of Public Affairs for Dialysis Patient Citizens. That means I create and coordinate the communications that come out of the DPC office, including the Patient Citizen that is on its way to your mailbox. I also work with our policy team on federal initiatives that impact dialysis patients, including changes to Medicare, the “bundle” and QIP and efforts to make sure all of you can take advantage of new policies put in place through health reform.

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