State factsheets and one pagers
The links below contain material for AKF Ambassadors looking to learn more about the issues we're advocating on. You will find one-pagers for each bill/issue that we support, as well as general information documents about AKF, COVID-19's impact on kidney patients, and state-specific kidney disease fact sheets.
AKF's advocacy and comment letters
Decisions made by Congress and federal and state government agencies affect the quality of care that kidney patients receive, the amount of available funding for kidney disease research, and a myriad of other factors that impact the kidney patient experience. The American Kidney Fund continuously monitors regulations, legislation and policy issues that may affect kidney patients and their families.
Where Americans live can affect their ability to give the gift of life
AKF's State of the States: 2021 Living Donor Protection Report Card evaluates each state and the District of Columbia on how well their existing laws encourage living organ donation and reduce barriers for living donors.
Take action on current issues
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!
Please email your members of Congress today and let them know that you are a kidney voter who urges them to take decisive action to help kidney patients.
Please contact your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators to ask them to cosponsor the Living Donor Protection Act that will ensure that individuals who give the gift of life are protected from discrimination and are encouraged to help those in desperate need.
Medigap, or Medicare Supplement insurance, is private insurance available to Medicare beneficiaries to cover costs that Medicare does not cover.
This bill is a crucial first step in addressing our nation's growing need to prevent and address kidney disease. Please contact your U.S. Representative today and ask them to cosponsor this important piece of legislation.
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