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1.12.16 The Oregonian newspaper published an article by Chronic Disease Coalition Executive Director Scott Bruun today. The piece covers the controversial rule recently issued by the federal government that allows insurance companies to avoid covering patients with kidney disease. Many groups and individuals have spoken out against the ruling. Six reasons people oppose a government rule that will take away kidney dialysis patients' choice American Kidney Fund urges Department of Health and Human Services to withdraw harmful rule Four Leading Medical Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Patients’ Access to Health Care You can read Bruun's piece in The Oregonian by clicking here. The full text follows: Scott Bruun, a former state representative from West Linn, is the executive director of the Chronic Disease Coalition, a Portland-based national patient advocacy organization, and is the advocacy committee chair for the Oregon chapter of the American Diabetes Association. The views expressed are his own.