Archaic Laws Hindering Healthcare Innovators from Improving Kidney Treatment in NC
The kidney is one of those organs that everyone knows is important, but few people can explain what it actually does. The easiest way to describe how our kidneys function is that they remove waste and extra fluid from our bodies. But when these two bean-shaped organs fail, the situation becomes dire—and expensive.
Increased Out-of-Pocket Costs Financially Crippling Cancer Survivors
Cancer survival rates can run the gamut depending on factors like the type and stage of the cancer. It’s those variables that result in outcomes that are all over the map, but the one constant is the physical and emotional toll that treatment takes on those battling this disease. Now comes a new report that says a significant percentage of survivors have more to worry about than just their cancer returning.
Take Action: Email Your Legislator to Stop Big Pharma’s Latest Price Gouging Move
We’ve told you about big Pharma’s brazen attempt to gut one of the last remaining protection for patients against runaway drug prices.
Sen. Krawiec: NC is the second most expensive state for dialysis
According to Senator Joyce Krawiec, if you require dialysis, North Carolina is the second most expensive state in the country to be treated. Only New York is more expensive according to the Senator.
Big Pharma’s Moral Low Ground
You have to hand it to Big Pharma. It takes some audacity to claim you have the best interest of patients at heart as you lobby to remove one of the few remaining protections for runaway drug prices.
Does DaVita Charge $17,871 for a Single Dialysis Treatment?
Understanding health care costs is difficult, largely because it is hard to know how much you are going to pay before you agree to receive care. But for basic, routine treatments performed hundreds of thousands of times a day, the costs are readily available, right? Wrong.