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« on: July 15, 2019, 03:00:06 PM »

Just wondered how many members had seen & read this.
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/08/trump-kidney-care-market-1573651

...and how many think it heralds any kind of real change. Or was it just a feel-good moment?
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 12:06:25 PM »

any improvement is still an improvement.

Regardless of where (or who) it comes from.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2019, 01:22:35 PM »

      Allow me to offer a far-fetched conspiracy that has a chance, albiet small, of being right.

      • Trump has never before advocated on behalf of any disease
      • Melania was in the hospital for a "few days" for an undisclosed kidney procedure and out of the public eye for a "few weeks"
      • Details were withheld
      • "A few days" is about right for a transplant (3.5 days for me, including the overnight surgery)
      • "A few weeks" is about right for incisional recovery suitable to be out in public without it being obvious
      • A transplant provides reasons for secrecy, to avoid embarrassing questions such as:
        --- If a deceased donor, was her wait time comparable to that of an unimportant person?
        --- Did carrottop get tested

      I think there is a very real chance she was transplanted.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2019, 02:24:04 PM »


I think there is a very real chance she was transplanted.

This would explain a lot...   :rofl;
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2019, 04:50:57 PM »


I think there is a very real chance she was transplanted.

This would explain a lot...   :rofl;

No, she was out of sight for a few weeks while she recovered from a minor face lift. Everybody knows this.

From what I can see, it looks like just another push to get people on PD, because it costs less.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2019, 06:22:28 PM »

President Trump handed it off to the Health and Human Services Secretary whose Father is on Dialysis.  Yes, I think something will get done.  Thank you President Trump.  You are Awesome.

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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2019, 07:21:47 PM »

Interesting investment name given the recent announcements about kidney treatments using PD out of this administration.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/betsy-devos-discloses-millions-of-dollars-in-private-financial-transactions-51564315200



DeVos sold an investment in food distributor KeHE Distributors valued at more than $1 million, invested more than $1 million in a medical-supplies entity known as PD DV, and invested an additional $50,001 to $100,000 in delivery firm Deliv.
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PD DV is in the business of “[m]anufacturing and distribution of lab products and medical supplies.” DeVos, who made the investment on May 23, hasn’t previously disclosed investments in a firm by that name. Barron’s couldn’t reach PD DV for comment.



modified to add this link to the filing: https://extapps2.oge.gov/201/Presiden.nsf/PAS+Index/38ECEE1556ED04F3852584410027EB01/$FILE/Elisabeth-P-DeVos-06.05.2019-278T.pdf

I can not fid information on "pd dv holdco, llc"
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Transplant July 2017 from out of state deceased donor, waited three weeks the creatine to fall into expected range, dialysis December 2013 - July 2017.

Well on dialysis I traveled a lot and posted about international trips in the Dialysis: Traveling Tips and Stories section.
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