Rep. Michael Burgess (TX) and Rep. Ron Kind (WI) introduced H.R. 1325
on March 21, 2013 to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare entitlement to immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients.
This bill would extend Medicare’s coverage of anti-rejection drugs for kidney transplant recipients (who are not Medicare-aged or disabled) for the life of the transplant, versus the 36 months post-transplant that Medicare currently covers.
Several other original co-sponsors were listed on the bill when it was introduced:
If your Representative is one of these original co-sponsors, please contact them today and thank them for their support!
Please TAKE ACTION and ask your Representative to sign on to this important bill that would help kidney transplant recipients.
For more information about this bill and a continuously-updated list of co-sponsors for both H.R.1325 and the Senate companion bill, S.323, please visit our Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage page.