Protect California kidney patients from losing their health insurance

Thousands of dialysis & transplant patients in California stand to lose their health insurance if AB 290 (Wood) becomes law.

OPPOSE AB 290

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.

Support living donors

Ask Congress to support the Living Donor Protection Act and take action in your state.

Expand Medigap coverage

Ask your Tennessee state lawmakers to vote YES on HB 770/SB 1130 to support kidney patients!

Ask your Rhode Island state lawmakers to vote YES on HB 5384 to support kidney patients!

Take action on other issues

Ask your California state lawmakers to vote NO on AB 290

California’s Assembly Bill 290, introduced by Assemblymember Jim Wood, will cause significant harm to the thousands of low-income dialysis patients who rely on non-profits like the American Kidney Fund (AKF) to pay their health insurance premiums.

Urge Congress to fund programs that address racial and ethnic disparities

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.

Urge Your Representatives to Support Funding for Kidney Research

Kidney patients need a cure. 30 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.

Tell Congress why they should care about kidney disease

30 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.

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!