Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ask your U.S. Representatives to co-sponsor the immunosuppressive drug coverage extension!

On September 22nd, Representatives Burgess (R-TX), Kind (D-WI), Harper (R-MI), Meehan (R-PA), Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Cooper (D-TN), Griffith (R-VA), and McDermott (D-WA) introduced the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act (H.R. 6139).  These sponsors seek to provide … Continue reading

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The ESRD Choice Act of 2016 Passes the House

On September 21, 2016, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 5659, the Expanding Seniors Receiving Dialysis Choice Act or ESRD Choice Act.  The 423-0 vote included 242 Republicans and 181 Democrats. This is a victory for kidney disease patients.  … Continue reading

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A Busy August Congressional Recess for the Kidney Advocacy Committee!

During Congress’ “August Recess”, representatives of the National Kidney Foundation and NKF’s Kidney Advocacy Committee (KAC) met with the offices of 21 U.S. Senators and Representatives.  Seven of those meetings included face to face discussions between KAC and their Senators … Continue reading

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