7% of Medicare Budget Spent on Dialysis!

Additionally, in our research Dan came across the below-referenced recent article in Forbes, Sally Satel, MD , a former  Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy fellow and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, and kidney transplant recipient herself, who provides a well-researched proposal where under a plan of rewarded donation, an estimated that 5,000 to 10,000 premature deaths would be averted each year. Dan and Sally have exchanged several e-mails and Sally has provided some helpful counsel.  We encourage you to read the article – did you know that 7 % of the Medicare budget is currently spent on dialysis, $ 90,000 per patient per year for a total of over $ 55 Billion per year! Makes you think that we in this country, have it backwards, from a financial, clinical and quality of life perspective.http://www.forbes.com/sites/sallysatel/2016/11/15/youve-heard-of-trump-steaks-now-trump-kidneys/#43fbbc0f254e