Call Governor Newsom and tell him to Protect Kidney Patients and VETO AB 290 NOW!
If this bill becomes law there will be catastrophic consequences for the low-income, mostly minority patients we serve in California since we would be forced to stop helping patients in the state.
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The California legislature just sent AB 290 to the Governor’s desk. AB 290 would require AKF to hand insurance companies a list of all our grant recipients in California, which violates the federal rules that we have to follow to operate our charitable premium assistance program. Please call Governor Newsom’s office at 916-445-2841 and ask him to veto this harmful bill or send an email.
Kidney disease disproportionately affects African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans. Issues such as access to care, language barriers, cultural competence of practitioners, and income levels can lead to worse health outcomes for individuals in these communities.
Kidney patients need a cure. 37 million Americans have kidney disease. Kidney failure is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. There are 495,000 people on dialysis and nearly 208,000 living with kidney transplants. Each month, about 10,000 new cases of kidney failure are diagnosed. Americans need a bigger investment in kidney research.
37 million Americans have kidney disease and most of them don’t know that they have it. Kidney disease is one of the top 10 causes of death.
Send a message to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a topic that is of critical importance to dialysis patients who rely on AKF for treatment-related grant assistance.
Send a personalized letter to your Member of Congress today to ask him or her to join the Congressional Kidney Caucus to show support for the millions of Americans living with, or at risk of developing, kidney disease!