Subject: Please support integrated care for dialysis patients.
I am very excited to hear about draft legislation to expand coordinated care for dialysis patients like myself. The BETTER Kidney Care Act will establish an Integrated Care Demonstration Program for people with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) which can help patients stay out of the hospital and have better overall health. I urge you to co-sponsor this legislation on behalf of all the ESRD patients you represent.
Many patients on dialysis have other chronic conditions they aren't able to adequately manage due to the stress of managing their kidney disease. This demonstration program would provide care managers to help us manage other conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure or other routine check-ups such as eye exams. These interventions will help make patients healthier.
I thank you for your support of dialysis patients and hope you will support this important legislation in order to improve the health of dialysis patients nationwide. I look forward to hearing from you on this matter.