Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Big Thank You

By Kevin Longino, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation As Thanksgiving approaches, I, along with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) staff, would like to take this time to say thank you to our amazing volunteers and donors. As the nation’s … Continue reading

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Innovation, Access and Affordability of Prescription Drugs

By Troy Zimmerman, Vice President, Government Relations, NKF Prescription costs are increasingly a concern for patients and insurers, particularly as copayments increase. Additionally, while providing better outcomes for patients, in many instances new innovative therapies incur considerable additional cost for … Continue reading

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Big Win for Kidney Patients in Oregon! Successful Battle Against Health Insurance Discrimination

Two patient advocates in Oregon, Troyce Crucchiola, a transplant recipient, and Patty Danielson, a dialysis patient, stood up for all end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the state of Oregon to declare that insurance companies should not be allowed to … Continue reading

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Seeking Hemodialysis Patients for Focus Groups in Metro Areas

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is doing a study of dialysis patients’ understanding and perceptions of different kinds of drugs. We’ll be conducting focus groups—informal group conversations with a professional moderator—to discuss the kinds of information patients want to know … Continue reading

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Open Enrollment for 2016 Health Coverage Has Officially Begun

Sunday November 1, marked the first day of open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplace plans. Whether you enrolled in an ACA health insurance marketplace plan last year, you’re looking for coverage for the first time, … Continue reading

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