How are we supposed to explain to the 28,000+ dialysis patient members whom we serve, many of whom frequently have to set-up their own "Go Fund Me" pages to help pay for their medical expenses, that there are those in our government who think they should not be able to receive any help with paying for their insurance premiums to access a plan that is best for them and their families? That only those who have the resources (as you may not be able to continue working once you get sick) should be allowed to keep their private coverage. Dialysis Patient Citizens currently has a complaint pending before the Office of Civil Rights against Blue Cross Idaho for implementing similar discriminatory policies to dump low-income individuals because of their disease.
About Dialysis Patient Citizens
With more than 28,000 dialysis and pre-dialysis patients making up our membership, DPC is working to improve the quality of life for all dialysis patients through education and advocacy. We are a nationwide, nonprofit, patient-led dialysis organization with membership open only to dialysis and pre-dialysis patients and their families. Our policies and our mission are guided solely by our membership.
DPC is a 501(c)(4) organization governed by dialysis patients.
Hrant Jamgochian, J.D., LL.M.
Chief Executive Officer
Dialysis Patient Citizens
1012 14th Street NW Suite 905
Washington, DC 20005
Toll free: 866-877-4242
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