Learn about best practices in engaging your elected officials, and the public policy issues affecting health care and kidney disease.

How to Write Letters to the Editor

Author: Ben Shlesinger  |  Posted:

A letter to the editor (LTE) is one of the important advocacy tools that can help bring about positive change in our society. LTEs are printed on the editorial page, which is a frequently read page in the newspaper. READ MORE >>

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House of Representatives passes ‘American Health Care Act’

Author: Deborah Darcy  |  Posted:

On Thursday, May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA); there was no Democratic support for the bill, and 20 Republicans voted against it. The bill is the first step in the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. READ MORE >>

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New legislation aimed at protecting living donors

Author: Ben Shlesinger  |  Posted:

In March, the Living Donor Protection Act of 2017 was introduced by Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA). The aim of the legislation is to ensure those who are living organ donors are able to find insurance and have job protection when they take the necessary time off for the lifesaving procedure of donating an organ. READ MORE >>

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