Currently many kidney transplant recipients lose their Medicare coverage 36 months after receiving a transplant. In some cases these individuals are then unable to afford the cost of anti-rejection medications and subsequently lose their kidney. When this happens these individuals return to the more costly option of dialysis which is covered by taxpayers.
Let’s end the madness. The current policy makes no sense for patients and makes no sense for taxpayers.
Take the time to sign the petition started by Ajay Singh over at The Kidney Doctor in support of the Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act introduced into the Senate back in September.