Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, today released the following statement in response to the defeat of the ballot initiative Proposition 8 in California.

“We are pleased that California voters have rejected Proposition 8 in yesterday’s ballot election. This is a big win for California dialysis patients,” said Rice Powell, CEO of Fresenius Medical Care. “Proposition 8 was a deeply flawed measure that would have dangerously reduced access for dialysis patients in California by setting arbitrary limits on what insurance companies are required to pay for dialysis care. We at Fresenius Medical Care are committed to offering high-quality products and services to our patients and will continue to do so in California and around the world.”