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Congressman Beyer Visits Arlington Dialysis Center

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Washington, May 4, 2015 | Tia Shuyler (202-225-4376) | comments
U.S. Representative Don Beyer visited DaVita Dialysis Center of Arlington, VA this morning to meet patients and care givers and learn about the dialysis needs of the 8th District constituents.
 
“Northern Virginia is home to some of the best dialysis facilities, nurses, and technicians in the country,” said Rep. Beyer.  “It is encouraging to see the incredible care these patients are able to get right here in Arlington.”
 
There are more than 400,000 patients receiving life-saving dialysis treatment three times a week.  Nearly 90 percent of dialysis patients are on Medicare. 
 
DaVita Kidney Care runs four facilities in Virginia's 8th District, with more than 65 nurses, patient care technicians, dietitians, and social workers who provide treatment to over 300 patients.
 
“I thank the health care team at DaVita for providing a valuable service to those living with kidney failure in our community. No family in the United States should face economic ruin because of a health crisis, or have to choose between a life-sustaining treatment like this and paying their rent for the month. I will continue to fight in Congress to make sure every Virginian has access to quality affordable healthcare,” Beyer added.
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