President Trump will probably not get too much press for this, but he just signed an executive order to combat kidney disease. Trump is the first president in 50 years to tackle this issue.
The Trump administration is moving to overhaul how kidney disease is treated in the U.S.
An executive order President Trump plans to sign Wednesday will instruct federal agencies to pursue strategies that will diagnose kidney disease sooner, make treatment less expensive and encourage more people to donate their kidneys.
"President Trump is the first president in 50 years to tackle this with the boldness to actually say we're going to transform such a major area impacting so many Americans and one-fifth of the spending in Medicare," said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
A key part of the plan would shake up a multibillion dollar industry, run by two dialysis companies, that favors expensive treatment in health centers instead of home-based services that can be easier for patients.