Why kidney dialysis is at the heart of California’s most expensive ballot measure

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The measure that’s raked in the most money on California's November ballot is not over rent control or the state’s recently passed gas tax  – it's about kidney dialysis. Dialysis is the treatment where people visit a clinic and hook up to a machine that completes the functions their damaged or missing kidneys would usually. So why is are tens of millions of dollars pouring in over a measure about kidney dialysis centers?

Capital Public Radio's healthcare reporter Sammy Caiola and San Francisco Chronicle's healthcare reporter Catherine Ho tell us why.


Steve Chiotakis

Benjamin Gottlieb