Welcome to the American Kidney Fund’s Action Center. Keeping policymakers informed is critical in the fight against kidney disease. Add your voice to thousands of other voices in our Advocacy Network and help us make a difference! Use the Action Alerts below to send personalized messages to your representatives in Congress on key issues affecting kidney patients and their families.

Action alerts

Urge Congress to halt regulations that allow insurers to deny coverage to dialysis patients

Although many patients with other specific medical conditions receive charitable assistance to pay their health insurance premiums, CMS gives insurers the right to drop only ESRD patients who rely on charitable assistance. It is time for Congress to act and to direct CMS to withdraw this Rule.

Tell your U.S. Representative to protect insurance choices for ESRD patients

Tell your U.S. Senators to protect insurance choices for ESRD patients

Health insurance companies have complained to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about charitable assistance programs that are helping dialysis patients pay their insurance coverage. CMS has announced it is looking into these complaints. We need your help. Tell Congress to let CMS know that ESRD patients deserve a choice of insurance coverage, even if they need charitable help to pay for it. 

Let HHS know that third-party premium payments are important to patients

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.   

Support legislation for CKD research and treatment

You can make a difference by sending a personalized message to Congress in support of the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2015 (H.R. 1130, S. 598).   

Urge your representative to join the Congressional Kidney Caucus!

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!