Nation’s Kidney Community Reacts to the President’s Budget Proposal

March 30, 2022

WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – a non-profit coalition of more than 30 organizations, comprising patients, physicians, nurses, researchers, transplant coordinators, dialysis professionals, therapeutic innovators and manufacturers – offered the following comments in response to President Biden’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget:

“The President’s budget touches a number of priorities for the broader kidney community,” noted Michele Kimball, executive director of KCP. “We appreciate that this proposal demonstrates continued support of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the KidneyX program. In particular, KCP would like to thank Representatives Suzan DelBene and Larry Bucshon for advocating for additional investment in KidneyX and we look forward to supporting their efforts as a final budget takes shape.”

“Given that communities of color are disproportionately impacted by kidney disease, we also commend the Administration’s continued commitment to addressing health disparities. KCP supports continued investment in research and implementation of policies that seek to improve access and choice to quality care for all individuals living with kidney disease,” Kimball concluded.