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Justice Subpoenas 2 Dialysis Chains And Charity Over Premium Assistance To Patients

The charity, the American Kidney Fund, receives money from the dialysis chains and helps patients buy insurance to cover their kidney treatments.

The New York Times: Dialysis Chains Receive Subpoenas Related To Premium Assistance
The nation’s two largest dialysis chains, Fresenius and DaVita, said on Friday that they had received subpoenas from the Justice Department for information about their relationship to a charity that provides assistance paying the insurance premiums of needy patients. A spokeswoman for the charity, the American Kidney Fund, also said it had been subpoenaed. (Abelson and Thomas, 1/6)

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