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

Ask Congress to help end insurance discrimination against ESRD patients

Some insurance companies across the country are no longer accepting our direct premium payments on behalf of patients. Insurance companies are required to accept payments from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, but they are not specifically required to accept payments from organizations that help people with other medical conditions, such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and so they are refusing payments from such organizations.

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!