Election 2018: California's Proposition 8 Put Spotlight on Dialysis Clinics

23 min
at 10:00 AM
Proposition 8 would require California's dialysis clinics to issue refunds to patients, or their insurers, when they earn revenue exceeding 115 percent of the costs of patient care.  (Photo: Getty Images)

Proposition 8 would require California's dialysis clinics to issue refunds to patients, or their insurers, when they earn revenue exceeding 115 percent of the costs of patient care. Supporters say the measure would force clinics to spend more money on patient care and would bring down insurance premiums. Opponents say that if approved, Prop 8 would cause clinics to cut services or close, endangering the lives of patients who rely on them. We'll hear from both sides of the debate.

KQED's Complete Election Coverage

Guests:

Carrie Feibel, health editor, KQED

Kathy Fairbanks, spokesperson, No on 8 coalition; partner, Bicker, Castillo and Fairbanks

Dave Regan, spokesperson, Yes on 8 campaign; president, SEIU-United Health Care Workers West

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