Updates on Kidney Innovation and Kidney Research Funding

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

On April 29, KidneyX announced 15 winning teams for its Phase 1 Redesign Dialysis prize competition. Winning teams’ solutions focused on areas such as improving patient quality of life, earlier detection of complications, and improving patient outcomes. Each team won a prize of $75,000. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Research

The American Kidney Fund’s 2019 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

On April 3, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) hosted its annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Twenty-seven AKF Ambassadors from 19 states and the District of Columbia gathered in our nation’s capital to share their personal stories with kidney disease, and to advocate on key issues affecting kidney patients. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Charitable Premium Assistance, Legislation, AKF Advocacy Activities, Advocacy day, Policy, Advocates

Federal district court strikes down Affordable Care Act; No immediate impact as likely appeal process gets underway

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

On December 14, a judge from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a ruling that struck down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, this does not have an immediate impact on people’s health insurance coverage or consumer protections. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Third-party, Affordable Care Act, Policy

What you need to know about short-term plans

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

The following information on short-term plans may be useful to know before consumers shop for coverage, especially for individuals who have chronic conditions such as chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its leading causes, diabetes and hypertension. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Legislation, ACA
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