Monthly Archives: May 2017

Friends of NIDDK, Congressional Diabetes Caucus, and NKF Highlight the Value of Scientific Research for Chronic Disease Patients

By David White, National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Advocacy Committee member  On May 18, I joined representatives of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), patient groups, and other stakeholders in briefing the House of Representatives’ Appropriations … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NKF’s Hosts Patient-Driven Research Stakeholders’ Conference at 2017 Spring Clinical Meeting – A Conference Where #PatientsDecide

On April 22, 2017 in Orlando Florida, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) hosted the first effort to identify patient-led kidney disease national research priorities by bringing together over 100 individuals representing  kidney patients of all stages, dialysis patients, kidney transplant … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Legislative Update: House Passes Healthcare Legislation Impacting Pre-Existing Condition Protections

On Thursday, May 4th, the House of Representatives voted, 217-213, to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) (H.R. 1628).  The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) remains concerned about the impact this bill could have on healthcare for those with chronic … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Bi-Partisan Agreement Funds Federal Agency Healthcare Programs

On Sunday, April 30th, the House and Senate leadership reached a bi-partisan agreement to fund federal agencies and programs through the end of September.   We are pleased to announce that kidney disease priorities being supported by the National Kidney Foundation … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment