Healio Nephrology News & Issues

Congress introduces legislation on improving access to kidney care

October 1, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced legislation that would improve education options and promote access to treatment for kidney disease.

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2019 (H.R. 3912) was introduced by Representatives John Lewis, D-Georgia, and Vern Buchanan, R-Florida, and is similar to legislation introduced in the Senate in May.

The bill “provides a clear roadmap for the future of kidney care and has the potential to empower and benefit millions of Americans with kidney disease,” Allen Nissenson, MDchair of Kidney Care Partners (KCP), said in a press release.

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