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New Executive Order On Kidney Disease Promises Big Improvements

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jul 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

President Trump has issued an executive order aimed at improving the lives of those with kidney disease. Unfortunately, kidney disease is a common reason for people to apply for Social Security disability benefits. In fact, needing kidney dialysis is one of the few conditions that will result in Social Security immediately granting disability benefits.

43,000 Deaths Per Year

While some degree of kidney problems are inevitable as we age, it is no trivial matter. Upwards of 43,000 Americans

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die each year from kidney disease. Many of these people could have had their lives extended if they had gotten a kidney transplant.

Three Items

The executive order does three things. First, it increases the reimbursement available to living kidney donors. Generally, the donors do not pay for the cost of extracting the kidney they will donate. But, there are additional costs, such as time off of work to recover. Second, the executive order streamlines the process of getting kidneys removed from the deceased to those who need them. Finally, the executive order will attempt to introduce more competition and better service among those few organizations that provide dialysis treatment. At present, only two companies control 83% of the dialysis market.  They would seem to have little motive to provide cheaper and better dialysis.

Credit Where Due

I have given President Trump a lot of grief in this blog. But, I must also give credit to him where it is due. This

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executive order could save the lives of tens of thousands of Americans and improve the quality of life of millions more.  Well done. 

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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