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 conditions, including the 26 million kidney disease patients in the U.S.
H.R. 1628 will now go to the Senate for consideration. Senate discussion could start within weeks but a Senate vote is likely months away. We will keep you updated on the Senate’s consideration and provide recommendations for action at that time. We hope that you will join NKF in helping to shape their healthcare proposals and protecting patients with chronic conditions from having their healthcare negatively impacted.
For more information, please see our press statement released prior to the House vote.