NYT: Ethics Probe Involves Kidney Transplant Center, Rep. Berkley
The New York Times: Lawmaker From Nevada Faces Inquiry On Ethics
In 2008 Ms. Berkley helped lead an effort to block a move by federal regulators to close Nevada's only kidney transplant center, which her husband's medical practice helps run under a $738,000-a-year contract. She also successfully pushed regulators, as recently as March, to reverse a plan to cut Medicare reimbursement to dialysis centers, including the dozen her husband's medical practice owns. She did this at the urging of a coalition of kidney-care industry players that included a trade association for doctors that her husband, Dr. Larry Lehrner, has helped run for the past six years (Lipton, 9/21).