Immigrants here illegally were waiting until near death to get dialysis. A new Colorado policy changes that.

Throughout the US, the majority of states have policy in place that dictates against treating immigrants there illegally for kidney failure until it reaches emergent conditions, costing states millions of dollars each year. Colorado, however, recently became the sixth state to enact a new policy that allows Medicaid to cover regular dialysis treatments, saving the state $17 million per year and decreasing physician burnout from treating such severe cases.

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