Last year I wrote to you about the shocking moment when my young daughter was diagnosed with kidney failure. Thankfully, I was able to be her part-time caregiver with the help of our primary physician through her dialysis treatment and the many health challenges she faced.

The last thing dialysis patients should worry about is money. That’s why I’m writing to you again to share my concern about a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows insurance companies to weaken health coverage for dialysis patients and push them to Medicare before the traditional 30-month transition window.

Being forced onto Medicare too soon and suddenly receiving invoices charging thousands of dollars puts too much stress on new dialysis patients.

I’m urging members of Congress to support the Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act. This bill will allow patients to maintain their private coverage for the entire 30-month period post-diagnosis.

Margaret Hasan, El Cerrito, California