As unemployment rates remain high and more people enroll in Medicaid as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, costs will go up. We're advocating for increased federal funding and legislation that would ensure kidney patients have access to the health care. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Medicaid, Covid-19, Policy
Learn about best practices in engaging your elected officials, and the public policy issues affecting health care and kidney disease.
COVID-19 has greatly impacted state budgets, meaning big cuts to Medicare programs may be necessary. We asked Congress to enhance Medicaid funding so those who rely on it to manage kidney disease and other conditions can continue to have access to care. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Medicaid, Covid-19, Medicare
A recent HHS OCR final rule rolls back antidiscrimination health care protections for people based on gender identity, pregnancy status and who need English language assistance. We oppose this rule and believe access to care should be nondiscriminatory. READ MORE >>TOPICS:
Linda Blaylock is a culinary professional, AKF Kidney Health Coach, culinary consultant for AKF’s Kidney Kitchen™, owner of CKD Culinary Consulting, author and instructor. She is a caregiver to her husband, who is living with stage 3 kidney disease. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Advocates, Ambassador, Spotlight