In a compelling opinion piece authored by Rich Sutphin, Executive Director of the West Virginia Rural Health Association, the call was made to West Virginia policymakers to ensure that their constituents were treated equally regarding access to affordable Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance coverage. The opinion piece was picked up by newspapers across the state, including The Herald Dispatch, The Weston Democrat, Mineral News and Tribune, The Jackson Star and Herald, The Wayne County News, The Preston County News and Journal and the West Virginia Press Association. You can read the op-ed here:

DPC invites you to share your story in either opinion pieces or Letters to the Editor in newspapers from your area.  To learn more about how to become a DPC Patient Ambassador and help elevate the dialysis patient voice, visit or call toll free 1-866-877-4242.