Legislative Agenda


Through our work with policymakers, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) advocates for policies that improve the coordination of care and the understanding of chronic kidney disease (CKD), lower the barriers that block patients from accessing and choosing treatments, expand and enhance research efforts, and that reform the economics underlying the kidney care landscape so that financial incentives are aligned with patient goals.

In all, KCP’s legislative goals are to promote legislation that will:

  • Expand kidney disease awareness and education
  • Create an economically stable dialysis infrastructure and incentivize innovation
  • Increase patient access to quality performance information
  • Expand patient choice in coverage

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research & Treatment Act

The bipartisan Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (S.1971/H.R. 4065) was re-introduced in June 2021 by Senators Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL). If passed, the legislation would raise awareness of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease while also improving understanding and promoting access to treatment.


Legislative Efforts to Improve Kidney Care

Empowering Patients Through Improved Access & Choice

Improving Quality of Care Through Research and Innovation

Increasing Efficiency & Reforming Payments to Improve Care