Take action in your state

Make a difference in the lives of kidney patients and living organ donors by communicating with your state and local officials.

Welcome to the American Kidney Fund’s Action Center.

Keeping policymakers informed is critical in the fight against kidney disease. Add your voice to thousands of other voices in our Advocacy Network and help us make a difference! Use the Action Alerts below to send personalized messages to your representatives in Congress on key issues affecting kidney patients and their families.

Alert Topics
  • Appropriations
  • Charitable Premium Assistance
  • COVID-19
  • Health disparities
  • Insurance
  • Kidney disease awareness
  • Kidney disease prevention & education
  • Living donor protections
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medigap
  • Organ donation
  • Prescription drugs
  • Regulations
  • Research
  • Transplants
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Topic: Insurance

Medigap is private insurance for people who receive Medicare to cover costs that Medicare does not cover. In some states, people with ESRD under the age of 65 cannot enroll in Medigap plans. Without Medigap insurance, ESRD patients can face extremely high out-of-pocket costs with no annual limit, and most transplant centers will not accept people with Medicare onto their transplant list without secondary insurance such as Medigap.
TOPICS: Medigap, Insurance

Send a message to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a topic that is of critical importance to dialysis patients who rely on AKF for treatment-related grant assistance.
TOPICS: Insurance, Charitable Premium Assistance

"Surprise bills" are health care bills that patients didn't know were coming. These bills can be much higher than normal copays or coinsurance that consumers pay, and they have led to financial hardship and even ruin for some patients. During this difficult during time of an unprecedented global pandemic, it is even more important that patients know that they will not have surprise bills.
TOPICS: Insurance, COVID-19

During this difficult time of the COVID-19 outbreak, a record number of people have lost their sources of income and thus, their ability to pay for their health insurance. The American Kidney Fund believes that four main insurance provisions should be included in the next coronavirus relief legislation that would better ensure that people can keep their private insurance.
TOPICS: Insurance, COVID-19