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More than 50 organizations representing doctors, patients, nurses, veterans, dialysis caregivers, clinics, hospitals and businesses oppose SB 349 (Lara)

2017-07-20T22:09:44+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  July 20, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872   More than 50 organizations representing doctors, patients, nurses, veterans, dialysis caregivers, clinics, hospitals and businesses oppose SB 349 (Lara).                           Dialysis clinic staffing ratio bill will reduce patient access to dialysis treatments. SACRAMENTO [...]

National Hispanic Medical Association joins other doctors, nurses, patients and providers in opposition to SB 349 (Lara)

2017-07-13T19:05:17+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  July 13, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872 National Hispanic Medical Association joins other doctors, nurses, patients and providers in opposition to SB 349 (Lara) Dialysis clinic staffing ratio bill will reduce patient access to dialysis treatments. SACRAMENTO – Another influential physician group has opposed SB 349 (Lara), a bill sponsored by the [...]

In Case You Missed It: Southern California News Group Opposes SB 349: “Unions Playing Politics With Dialysis Patients’ Lives”

2017-07-05T21:56:15+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  July 5, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872 In Case You Missed It: Southern California News Group Opposes SB 349: “Unions Playing Politics With Dialysis Patients’ Lives” SACRAMENTO – The Southern California News Group editorialized against SB 349 (Lara): “Senate Bill 349 is being sold as a patient protection measure for those undergoing dialysis but, in [...]

Southern California News Group Editorial: Unions playing politics with dialysis patients’ lives

2017-07-02T17:51:23+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Editorial|

Editorial: Unions playing politics with dialysis patients’ lives Southern California News Group June 30, 2017 Senate Bill 349 is being sold as a patient protection measure for those undergoing dialysis but, in reality, it puts the health of unions above the health of patients. The legislation, introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, who also [...]

California Veterans Groups Oppose SB 349

2017-06-29T20:24:54+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  June 29, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872 California Veterans Groups Oppose SB 349 Veterans have high rates of kidney disease and dialysis clinic staffing bill will make it harder for veterans to get access to dialysis. SACRAMENTO – Given that veterans are particularly susceptible to kidney disease, California veterans groups announced [...]

In Case You Missed It: Sonoma County kidney doctor in Santa Rosa Press Democrat: SB 349 is a “bad deal for dialysis patients in California”

2017-06-26T22:42:12+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  June 26, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872In Case You Missed It: Sonoma County kidney doctor in Santa Rosa Press Democrat: SB 349 is a “bad deal for dialysis patients in California” Legislation mandating staffing ratios in dialysis clinics will reduce access to dialysis and will harm patients.SACRAMENTO – Sonoma County nephrologist Farid Osman [...]

In Case You Missed It: LA County dialysis patient says “SB 349 will significantly reduce access to care for dialysis patients.”

2017-06-25T20:43:11+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  June 23, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872 In Case You Missed It: LA County dialysis patient says “SB 349 will significantly reduce access to care for dialysis patients.” Legislation mandating staffing ratios in dialysis clinics will reduce access to dialysis and will harm patients. SACRAMENTO – Los Angeles County dialysis patient and [...]

Southern California News Group: Dialysis patients can’t live with union-backed bill: Guest commentary

2017-06-23T17:52:28+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Article|

Dialysis patients can’t live with union-backed bill: Guest commentary June 23, 2017 Melissa Wellman I’ve been living with kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease, for 33 years. That means my kidneys no longer effectively clean my blood and remove fluid from my body. Three times a week, for four hours at a [...]

National Medical Association joins other doctors, nurses, patients and providers in opposition to SB 349 (Lara)

2017-06-22T19:02:10+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  June 22, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872National Medical Association joins other doctors, nurses, patients and providers in opposition to SB 349 (Lara) Ahead of the Tuesday Assembly Health hearing, association cites loss of dialysis appointment slots, danger to patients as reasons bill should be rejected.SACRAMENTO – Another influential doctor group has opposed [...]