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
Learn about best practices in engaging your elected officials, and the public policy issues affecting health care and kidney disease.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) announced last week that they have committed $2.6 million in prize money for the nationwide competition to accelerate innovation in the treatment of kidney failure. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF Advocacy Activities, Research
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) recently hosted its annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, working together with 24 kidney patients, caregivers and loved ones from 14 states to share their stories with their representatives and to advocate for important kidney-related legislation. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Advocacy day, Advocates
As both the House of Representatives and the Senate return to Washington, DC this week, the following is a list of health care-related items that lawmakers are expected to address in the first several weeks of the new year. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Legislation, ACA, Affordable Care Act, Policy, Congressional Update