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Oregon Reverses its Proposal on 24 Month Waiting Period for Transplant Coverage

In our November 13, 2013 post Help Us Prevent Discriminatory Kidney Care Policies we asked you to take action to keep Oregon State from permitting private insurance companies to adopt waiting periods of up to 24 months on organ and bone … Continue reading

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Access to Immunosuppressive Drugs under Medicare Part D is at Risk

Medicare beneficiaries who do not qualify for immunosuppressive drug coverage under Medicare Part B (the Medicare program that covers outpatient care) typically receive coverage of their immunosuppressive drugs under the Medicare prescription drug program known as Medicare Part D.  Under … Continue reading

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Advocacy Update: HOPE Act Passed

On November 13, 2013 the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act passed into law and is expected to be signed by the President. This act ends the Federal ban on transplanting HIV positive organs to HIV positive recipients, which will … Continue reading

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Giving HOPE to Everyone Waiting

People with HIV are living longer, healthier lives, thanks to major advances in their treatment and care. However, the HIV virus makes them more likely to eventually have organ failure – and while HIV positive people can receive organs from … Continue reading

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Who Gets the Kidney? 5 Changes to the Allocation System

More than 96,000 Americans are currently on the waiting list for a life-saving kidney and if this year follows the trend of years past, there will only be about 16,500 kidneys donated. Clearly, the demand is far greater than the … Continue reading

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