A 15-year-old N.J. law is costing patients real time and money with no real benefit, study finds

There are a lot of great things that make New Jersey unique — costly dialysis clinic regulations that might limit access to the most vulnerable residents of the state should not be one of them.

Diabetes nationally has afflicted more and more Americans, and New Jersey is not immune to this problem. According to the United States Diabetes Surveillance System, the percentage of New Jersey residents with diabetes nearly doubled from 4.1% in 1994 to 8.1% in 2016. Unfortunately, this also means that more New Jersey residents are being diagnosed with kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Diabetes is one of the leading risk factors for kidney failure…

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