Kidney disease "uproots the lives of children, taking them from playing doctor one day to barely being kept alive by doctors the next." Learn why 15-year-old Amelia became an AKF Ambassador "to be a voice for pediatric kidney patients" in her Ambassador spotlight. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Advocates, Spotlight
Learn about best practices in engaging your elected officials, and the public policy issues affecting health care and kidney disease.
"I wish elected officials were aware that dialysis patients are exhausted...and that being on dialysis changes patients’ lives forever," says AKF Ambassador Tamara Walker. She joined our Advocacy Network to raise kidney disease awareness, especially among legislators who have the power to make real change for people like her. Learn more in Tamara's Ambassador spotlight READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Advocates, Spotlight
Kidney Month is a time for raising awareness about issues that matter to people with kidney disease. We brought that awareness to Capitol Hill earlier this month so AKF Ambassadors could discuss with their lawmakers two pieces of legislation that are critically important to people living with kidney disease, living organ donors and their families. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Advocacy day, Advocates
There are some major health coverage provisions included in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was recently signed into law by President Biden. From Affordable Care Act and COBRA subsidies to Medicaid provisions, learn more about the changes. READ MORE >>TOPICS: ACA, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid
Welcome to our What’s happening in the states blog series, where we provide monthly legislative updates on what the American Kidney Fund (AKF) is working on across the country to improve the lives of those living with kidney disease and to protect living organ donors. READ MORE >>TOPICS: What’s happening in the states, Living Donor Protection Report Card