AKF Statement on Health Care Reform Ruling
The American Kidney Fund supports the reform of our nation’s health insurance system, as well as expansion and improvements in the care provided, to ensure that more Americans, especially those with chronic illnesses such as kidney disease, have access to quality and affordable health care coverage that meets their needs.
We are pleased that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. Through the ACA, kidney patients will have access to insurance options and care that will improve the quality of their lives.
Since 1971, the American Kidney Fund has provided treatment-related financial assistance to dialysis patients, and currently assists about 1 out of every 4 U.S. dialysis patients. We will continue in our mission to ensure that dialysis patients have access to the care they need.