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July 15, 2013

Stop Medicare Cuts Before They Happen

6 Comments to “Stop Medicare Cuts Before They Happen”

  1. James Grant said,

    July 16, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    Cannot understand a government which is ready to cut Medicare payments for dialysis! They are signing the death certificate of many seniors and will cause the closing of many dialysis centers! Obama care is the nail in the coffin for America! Jesus Blesses!

  2. Michael Fraase said,

    July 16, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    Ouch, that’s pretty ugly. Give your eyes a break and read the full version here:

  3. Ginger @ DaVita said,

    July 17, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    Hi Michael–
    We are sorry, but we couldn’t post your first, longer comment since it used inappropriate language which is against our commenting policy. However, we did approve your other comment linking to the blog post you wrote. We do believe that the proposed CMS cuts could negatively impact patients due to the possibilities of centers closing and inability to open new centers in areas where there is a high patient need, which are issues that will affect all providers, including DaVita. This is an important issue for the entire kidney care community, including our patients, and we must stand in this together to let CMS know the cuts aren’t acceptable. We hope you understand.

  4. Michael Fraase said,

    July 17, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    My original comment, which was a shorter version of the article I published yesterday used no inappropriate language. I’ll leave that issue up to the reader to decide for herself since the longer-form version of the article remains at the URL above.
    Nonetheless you’re certainly within your rights to delete comments on your website.
    The fact remains, however that Medicare is not proposing to cut one single penny from any enrollee’s benefit. It’s DaVita’s chief medical officer who is threatening to cut services to DaVita’s patients. To state anything to the contrary — something both you and your chief medical officer have done — is disingenuous.

  5. TOMMY DEVINE said,

    July 20, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    i am a ten year dialysis patient. find something less congress to cut like your uncaring attitudes. if not for the care i receive my children would be without a dad. how narrow minded can man be. yes we are parents as well.leave medicare alone. it is diffcult enough lving on a fixed income. if im not dialized then congress should be responsible for funeral cost. its bad enough that medicare only pays for the first three years of a transplant.mine you ten yrs on this machine in order to live. no transplant in sight.i also need suppplumental insurance even to be considered for transplant i dont wish this diease on no one but congress. thanks for reading between the lines.tommyd.

  6. James said,

    August 23, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Please keep fundind(Medicare) for dialysis

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