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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the government to revamp the nation’s care for kidney disease so that more people whose kidneys fail have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis.

Trump said his order was intended to increase the supply of donated kidneys, make it easier for patients to undergo dialysis in the comfort of their own homes and prioritize the development of an artificial kidney.

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  • First, it is the nephrologists who need to recommend home dialysis for patients. Many “like to do rounds in the clinics. “They’ll see 20 pts in an hour & charge them for a medical visit”. Also, these pts have told me they can’t get to the Drs office. They find that taking the county transport inadequate for the very ill.

  • So here’s Trump actually trying to do something to help America that isn’t just a feel good pitch. But look, he’s using part of the ACA that he’s trying to strike down to do it. I’m still waiting for his amazing, cheep, better than the ACA health policy. I’m not holding my breath.

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