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DPC’s mission is to improve dialysis patients’ quality of life. A critical element of quality of life for patients is access to dialysis care.

Quality of life is improved when we have:

  • Ability to choose the modality that is consistent with our individual needs;
  • Access to centers that are convenient to travel to;
  • Access to centers that provide the best quality care;
  • Access to centers that are open during hours that permit us to plan dialysis around our lives, rather than having to plan life around our dialysis schedules;
  • Ability to choose the frequency of our treatments in order to maximize the benefits;
  • Access to centers where we can get continuity of care, from our physicians and the rest of the dialysis care team.

Quality of life is impeded when restrictions limit the choices patients have to receive our treatment. To this end, DPC advocates for the broadest possible choice of dialysis care for all patients, and against limitations or restrictions (of financial, policy, or other nature) that effectively limit such a choice.

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Dental Coverage

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Transportation Services

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January 8th, 2020|Categories: Article, Charitable Premium Assistance, Improve Access to Care|

DPC works hard to protect patient access to quality care for all dialysis patients, which is often only possible with the support charitable assistance from organizations such as the American Kidney Fund (AKF). Unfortunately, a [...]

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Patients and Advocacy Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against the State of California to Overturn AB 290

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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Two kidney failure patients, together with two patient advocacy groups—the American Kidney Fund (AKF) and Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC)—filed a federal lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the Central [...]

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DPC Advocates for Patient Access to Private Health Insurance

October 30th, 2019|Categories: Article, Dialysis Funding, Improve Access to Care, Promote Financial Security|Tags: |

DPC filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit to protect patient access to private health insurance coverage. This is one of a number of lawsuits challenging discrimination by employer health plans in how they pay [...]

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