Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, President Biden signed an executive order creating a new special enrollment period (SEP) for Affordable Care Act health coverage. Learn more about the SEP, what it means for you and how you can sign up for insurance on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, ACA, Covid-19, Affordable Care Act
Learn about best practices in engaging your elected officials, and the public policy issues affecting health care and kidney disease.
Check out our new What's happening in the states blog series for monthly legislative updates on what we're working on to fight kidney disease nationwide. Though still early in the year, 2021 has already seen a lot of legislative activity! READ MORE >>TOPICS: What’s happening in the states, Living Donor Protection Report Card
Year-end legislative package and new presidential executive orders provide assistance for Americans facing hardships during the pandemic
From unemployment benefits to vaccine distribution, the federal government has provided funding for many key COVID-19 initiatives and programs over the past month. Check out our blog for a breakdown of the provisions that are important to the people we serve. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19
Last year was full of surprises for all of us. Despite the challenges of 2020, our government relations team secured some big and important wins for the kidney community. Learn more about what they accomplished in our 2020 advocacy year in review. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, AKF Advocacy Activities, Advocates
Nikki became interested in organ donation through her work at a radio station. Doing research before she interviewed someone who needed a kidney, she "realized how small of a sacrifice it was to be able to give the gift of life." She became a living kidney donor earlier this year and joined our Advocacy Network to do even more. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Advocates, Spotlight
AKF Ambassador Timothy says that "deciding to take an active role in advocating for your health care and joining with a larger group working toward a common goal is when change can occur." Learn more about Timothy and his experience in our Advocacy Network on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Advocates, Spotlight