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South Carolina Senate Banking & Insurance Committee Advances Medigap Bill to Full Senate by Overwhelming Vote
Date:3/11/2010

Supported by the S.C. Kidney Care Community, Patients and Lawmakers, S. 1128 Designed to Provide Access to Secondary Insurance for Approximately 500 Kidney Failure Patients in Need

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) and the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Carolinas, South Carolina Region (NKF) today applaud the South Carolina Senate Banking and Insurance Committee led by Chairman David Thomas (R-Greenville) and subcommittee chairman Luke Rankin (R-Horry) for passing Medigap legislation -- S. 1128. The important legislation will improve kidney failure patients' access to life-saving dialysis care and transplant medications.  Dialysis patients and family members attending the hearing encouraged lawmakers to support the bill which, if enacted, will allow approximately 500 South Carolinians suffering from kidney failure to purchase the supplemental medical insurance they need to access lifesaving care.  

NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning, also a kidney transplant recipient and kidney care advocate, is planning to visit South Carolina legislators later this month on behalf of kidney patients. Mourning will advocate for passage of the Medigap bill, as he did for similar

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