Nephrology News & Issues

Legislators introduce bill to improve access to CKD, ESKD care

May 30, 2019

Two U.S. senators recently introduced legislation to improve access to care for patients with chronic kidney disease.

Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) introduced S.1676, the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2019, on May 24.

“If passed, this legislation would raise awareness, incentivize innovation, improve care and empower the more than 30 million Americans living with chronic kidney disease,” advocacy group Kidney Care Partners (KCP) said in a press release supporting the bill.

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