End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) impacts thousands of Kentuckians and their families. In addition to managing their condition, dialysis patients must adhere to a complex schedule of appointments and treatments. This can be overwhelming, time consuming, and physically draining.
I believe small innovations in our health care system can have big impacts for dialysis patients. Modernizing treatment processes can go a long way in improving quality of life and reducing care costs.
The bipartisan Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act would give patients the ability to utilize integrated care systems that could significantly improve their lives. Instead of having to go from place-to-place just to get the treatments and medications they need to survive, this legislation would make dialysis centers a one-stop-shop for ESRD patient care. If passed, this small step would dramatically enhance the quality of life for countless dialysis patients in our state.
Our health care system is filled with complex issues that require complex solutions. Thankfully, this isn’t one of them. I encourage our legislators to support this commonsense bill and improve the lives of individuals suffering from ESRD.
Kentucky Life Science Council