Kidney Community Urges Congress to Pass Bipartisan Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act to Protect Insurance Access for Individuals Living with Kidney Failure
KCP sent a letter urging Congress to pass the bipartisan, bicameral Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act (H.R. 8594/S. 4750) to ensure our nation’s most vulnerable patient populations and their families retain access to important health care benefits provided by private plans as Congress intended, and individuals with kidney failure are not prematurely shifted off their private plans and into Medicare.
More than 97K Americans are currently waiting for a kidney transplant.
More than 500K Americans are currently on dialysis.
More than 700K Americans are living with kidney failure (ESRD).
More than 130K Americans are diagnosed with kidney failure each year.
Approximately 37M Americans are living with chronic kidney disease.
In recent years, lawmakers have turned their attention to advancing health equity and creating opportunities for the improvement of historically underserved communities—and rightly so. The urgent need for such improvements is dramatically apparent for people who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or kidney failure. Click here to see the full article on the AJMC website.
Nationwide, roughly 37 million Americans — nearly five times the combined population of Alabama and West Virginia — live with chronic kidney disease. This illness, if not properly diagnosed and treated in time, can result in kidney failure. Each year, more than 130,000 Americans receive a diagnosis of kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD),…
U.S. House Reps. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., and Terri Sewell, D-Ala., have re-introduced The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act. If passed, H.R. 5027 “will support efforts to prevent and better understand chronic kidney disease (CKD) by ensuring appropriate reimbursement for quality care and improve patient access to the best drugs, technology and innovations along the kidney care continuum,”…
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