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.
67,000 Californians with kidney disease rely on dialysis to stay alive. Nearly 4,000 of those patients depend on financial support from the American Kidney Fund (AKF) to cover the cost of their health insurance in order to obtain this expensive treatment. The majority of California’s dialysis patients are under 65 and disproportionately low-income and minorities. This bill would harm some of the most vulnerable people in California. We strongly urge state lawmakers to vote against this bill.
Protejan a los pacientes con enfermedad de los riñones y vote NO en el Proyecto de Ley del Senado 1156!
67,000 californianos con enfermedad de los riñones dependen de la diálisis para mantenerse con vida. Casi 4,000 de esos pacientes dependen del apoyo financiero del American Kidney Fund (AFK) para cubrir el monto de su seguro de salud y poder obtener este costoso tratamiento.
Please contact your U.S. Representative to ask them to cosponsor H.R. 1270, the Living Donor Protection Act that will ensure that individuals who give the gift of life are protected from discrimination and are encouraged to help those in need.
On Oct. 5, H.R. 3976, the Access to Marketplace Insurance Act, was introduced. The bill would require insurance companies to accept payments from nonprofit organizations like AKF that serve people who are living with serious health conditions and need charitable assistance to stay insured. Please contact your Representative to request cosponsorship of this important legislation!
Please take action and email your Representative and Senators today to tell them about the urgent situation for dialysis patients in Puerto Rico and ask them to act immediately on funding for Hurricane Maria disaster relief.
Please email your congress today to request copsonsorship of H.R. 2644/S.1890, the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2017.
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!