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Former NBA Star: Don’t Cut Dialysis

In a column in the Miami Herald, former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, who received a kidney transplant in 2003, laments a proposal to cut Medicare payments for kidney dialysis, the live-saving treatment for those who suffer kidney disease but don’t have access to a transplant. In Florida alone, Mourning writes, about 25,000 people rely on dialysis. 

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