I truly believe in the extraordinary potential of the new health reform law and its ability to help patients with special needs such as those with kidney disease, and I commend the president and Congress for their leadership and foresight for making access to health care for everyone a reality. Now, on World Kidney Day, I urge our policymakers to get all of the details right in the health care reform law, especially the details ensuring equality for Americans with kidney failure.
Former Georgetown University and National Basketball Association star Alonzo Mourning suffered kidney failure in 2001, received a transplant, then returned to help the Miami Heat win the NBA title.
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