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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.
Medicare’s prescription drug program, Part D, is an essential program that provides coverage for critical prescription medications. However, within the current Part D benefit structure, there is no true annual out-of-pocket (OOP) cap for beneficiary cost-sharing, which cause a significant financial burden for people with serious medical conditions like kidney failure. As Congress continues to consider legislation to pass, it is important that they include a redesign on the Part D program. Contact your elected officials today.
TOPICS: Medicare, Prescription drugs
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and a significant number of cases are from an unknown cause. The American Kidney Fund is working to help identify why so many patients get CKD, and genetic counseling has a powerful role to play in that endeavor. The Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act of 2021 (H.R. 2144\S. 1450) would change Medicare law so the program would recognize genetic counselors as health care providers so they can be reimbursed directly by Medicare. This would allow more people with kidney disease to have access to genetic testing to discover the cause of their CKD.
TOPICS: Medicare, Kidney disease prevention & education
The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2021 (H.R. 4065/S. 1971) aims to improve the lives of those with kidney disease. The legislation would increase awareness of kidney disease and expand preventative services. Please contact your federally elected officials and ask them to cosponsor this important legislation.
TOPICS: Medigap, Medicare, Kidney disease awareness, Kidney disease prevention & education, Insurance, Transplants