Monthly Archives: June 2013

Congress Holds Hearing on Extending Medicare Coverage for Immunosuppressive Drugs

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing to examine legislation to improve the Medicare Part B Drug Program.  Included in the discussion was the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2013 (H.R.1428). … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things Kidney Patients Need to Know About Healthcare Reform

On January 1, 2014 everyone is required to have health insurance.  The Federal Government has a website where you will be able to shop for new options for health insurance beginning this October.  Tax credits and subsidies are available for … Continue reading

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Patient-Centered Research Opportunity

  The Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking input from patients and family members to help select research proposals for funding. Reviewers are essential to helping PCORI fulfill its mission and to fund research that is both scientifically rigorous … Continue reading

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YOU can cosponsor a bill!

Did you know that you, as an individual, can cosponsor important legislation?  Well, you can! Citizen Cosponsor Project is a new way to stay connected and become involved and engaged in the legislative process.  Through Citizen Cosponsor Project and Facebook, … Continue reading

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