Learn about best practices in engaging your elected officials, and the public policy issues affecting health care and kidney disease.
How the House is addressing health disparities and helping communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the health disparities that have long impacted Black and Latino communities in the United States—communities already suffering from disproportionately higher rates of kidney disease and its two leading causes, diabetes and high blood pressure. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19
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, Covid-19, Policy, Medicaid
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, Covid-19, Policy, 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: