Proclamation 5559 -- National Kidney Program Day, 1986
the President of the
Many thousands of Americans who suffer from irreversible kidney disease have obtained treatment through the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program. This program has assured that Americans affected with otherwise fatal kidney failure will have access to lifesaving dialysis or transplantation therapy.
ESRD patients may remain economically productive and capable of making valuable contributions to family, community, and country while they receive treatment. This program has special significance as an example of the kind of partnership that can be formed between government and the health care industry in dealing with catastrophic illness.
Our Nation is strongly committed to achieving economy in health services without compromising quality of care. The ESRD progam contributes to this important goal.
Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 367, has designated
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of October,
in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the
with the Office of the Federal Register, ,