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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:
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
The HEROES Act has two health insurance protections we've advocated for so kidney patients can stay covered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though it's unlikely to pass in the Senate, lawmakers should consider parts of the bill in future crisis legislation. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Legislation, Coronavirus, Covid-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light what we in the kidney community already know: Non-medical social determinants of health lead to decreased health outcomes and greatly influence black and brown Americans' overall well-being. Learn more in our latest blog post. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19