Mobile dialysis centers urged for next catastrophe

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Seema Verma, administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, arrived in Houston on Monday not only to gather tales of Hurricane Harvey but also, and perhaps more importantly, to contemplate any hard lessons learned before the next disaster strikes. “I wanted to come and say thank you,” she told a packed meeting room of employees and officials at a dialysis center near Brays Bayou. She then added she was sent by the Trump Administration to ask, “How can we do better?” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price made a similar mission trip to Florida on Monday as that state also continues to right itself after Hurricane Irma.