Legislation that would protect living organ donors from discrimination and encourage organ donation has been reintroduced this year in the U.S. Congress. READ MORE >>TOPICS:
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On Thursday, March 14—World Kidney Day—I was honored and excited to join a group of Illinois advocates—including 8 other AKF Ambassadors—to support kidney health and living donor legislation at the State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Legislation, Policy, Advocates, Action Alerts
Federal district court strikes down Affordable Care Act; No immediate impact as likely appeal process gets underway
On December 14, a judge from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a ruling that struck down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, this does not have an immediate impact on people’s health insurance coverage or consumer protections. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Third-party, Affordable Care Act, Policy
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) announced last week that they have committed $2.6 million in prize money for the nationwide competition to accelerate innovation in the treatment of kidney failure. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF Advocacy Activities, Research