President Trump Signs New Executive Order Paving the Way for Better Kidney Care
If you needed regular treatment aimed at saving your life, would you rather undergo it in a cold and unpleasant facility or in the comforts of your home? The answer is obvious, which is why so many people are celebrating the recent announcement from the Trump administration on revolutionizing kidney care. Earlier this month, the president signed an executive order that focused on three areas experts feel will have a significant impact on kidney care in this country.
NC omnibus healthcare bill could come with $2.2 billion price tag
Rumors are flying around Jones street about a massive “omnibus” health care bill that would be designed to take on many of the issues we currently have facing our broken health care system. But from what we’re hearing, one key problem is not being addressed.
Take Action: Email Your Legislator to Help Control Dialysis Costs
Earlier this month, we went in depth about the cost of a single dialysis treatment with DaVita, one of the largest dialysis center chains in North Carolina and across the United States. According to one State Senator, North Carolina has some of the highest dialysis costs in the country.
North Carolina needs more health insurance options
Having choices is good for consumers. Imagine if we lived in a world in which we all had to wear the exact same clothing, or if we only had one song we could listen to, or if we all had to drive the same vehicle. Not only would that be a boring world, but our limited options would also limit our freedom to live the lives we want. Health insurance is no different.
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.