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

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are writing to the new Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price. The letter urges Secretary Price to update the 2014 rule to include nonprofit charitable organizations, places of worship, and local civic organizations as entities from which insurers are required to accept payments.

Please take action and email your Representative today to urge them to sign the letter to Secretary Price.

Tell Congress: Do not repeal the ACA without first protecting ESRD patients

Please contact your U.S. Representative and Senators to tell them that before repealing the ACA, Congress must have a suitable replacement that guarantees that people with kidney disease will have the same protections they have now.

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.   

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!