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DialysisPatients1st statement on Senator Lara announcement that SB 349 (dialysis ratios) will not be taken up for vote this year.

2017-09-08T21:22:48+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  September 8, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872 DialysisPatients1st statement on Senator Lara announcement that SB 349 (dialysis ratios) will not be taken up for vote this year. SACRAMENTO –  DialysisPatients1st, a coalition of thousands of doctors, nurses, patients, veterans, hospitals, dialysis caregivers, clinics and others opposed to SB 349 today expressed satisfaction [...]

Here’s what opponents of SB 349 are saying about the dialysis clinic staffing bill

2017-09-01T21:44:28+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  September 1, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872 Here’s what opponents of SB 349 are saying about the dialysis clinic staffing bill: “Strict staffing requirements without flexibility could limit patient access to their regular life-sustaining dialysis treatment and thus is dangerous for patients.” – Renal Physicians Association “Clinics serving a majority of [...]

Ventura County Star: Opinion: Hurting dialysis patients

2017-08-31T23:40:46+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Article|

Opinion: Hurting dialysis patients August 30, 2017 Jim Gonzales I was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2014, and dialysis quickly became my only option to live as normal a life as possible. I receive dialysis treatments three days a week for three to four hours per day. I don’t understand the need for Senate [...]

Bakersfield Californian: Community Voices: SB 349 will hurt dialysis patients in California

2017-08-31T23:28:01+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Article|

Community Voices: SB 349 will hurt dialysis patients in CaliforniaAugust 30, 2017Harold J. Baer, M.D.The United Healthcare Workers union backing SB 349 says their bill is intended to improve safety for dialysis patients. If that were the true intent it would be laudable, but it’s not.The bill, carried by State Sen. Ricardo Lara, institutes mandatory [...]

Doctors, health care and policy experts agree No evidence staffing ratios in dialysis clinics will improve patient care.

2017-08-25T22:29:14+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  August 24, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872 Doctors, health care and policy experts agree No evidence staffing ratios in dialysis clinics will improve patient care. SACRAMENTO – Supporters of SB 349 (Lara) are suggesting that mandated staffing ratios in dialysis clinics will improve quality of care. Yet so far, they’ve produced no [...]

Sacramento Bee: Union bill will harm dialysis patients

2017-08-24T19:10:25+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Article|

Union bill will harm dialysis patients August 23, 2017 Naveen Atray The United Healthcare Workers West union is in all-out attack mode against California dialysis clinics and providers in its attempt to unionize dialysis workers. But in its war, dialysis patients are the ones who will be harmed. SEIU-UHW is pushing Senate Bill 349, which [...]

In Case You Missed It: LA Times opposes SB 349 (dialysis center staffing ratios)

2017-08-21T22:32:45+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  August 21, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872 In Case You Missed It: LA Times opposes SB 349 (dialysis center staffing ratios) Bill “would make costly dialysis treatment even more expensive without trying to incentivize or measure any improvement in care.” SACRAMENTO – The LA Times today opposed SB 349 (Lara) saying the [...]

California’s Former Director of Finance: SB 349 Would Increase Costs to Care for Medi-Cal Patients on Dialysis by Up to $270 Million Annually

2017-08-16T22:58:11+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Press Release|

For Immediate Release:  August 16, 2017 Contact: Kathy Fairbanks, 916-443-0872California’s Former Director of Finance: SB 349 Would Increase Costs to Care for Medi-Cal Patients on Dialysis by Up to $270 Million AnnuallySACRAMENTO – A new analysis prepared by Michael Genest, California’s former Director of Finance, finds that Senate Bill 349 (Lara), the dialysis clinic staffing [...]