Monthly Archives: July 2017

Healthcare Reform Fails in the Senate

By Troy Zimmerman, National Kidney Foundation’s Vice President of Government Relations As we have reported, the Senate has conducted a series of votes on the American Care Act (ACA) reform during the closing days of July but failed to gain … Continue reading

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Victory for kidney disease patients in Pennsylvania!

by Andrew Fullerton, Government Relations Manager Thanks to the efforts of the entire renal community in Pennsylvania, the state legislature made a significant improvement by restoring nearly all of the funding Governor Wolf proposed to cut from the Chronic Renal Disease Program (CRDP).   … Continue reading

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House Committee Approves Funding for NKF Priorities

By Troy Zimmerman, National Kidney Foundation’s Vice President of Government Relations Advocacy works! On July 19th, the House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year 2018 funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies … Continue reading

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Legislative update on the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act

By Troy Zimmerman, National Kidney Foundation’s Vice President of Government Relations On July 17th, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) announced that a Senate floor vote on the Republicans’ draft health care reform legislation will not be scheduled, given some Republican … Continue reading

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Legislative update: The Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act

By Troy Zimmerman, National Kidney Foundation’s Vice President of Government Relations On July 13, Senate Republican leaders unveiled a revised version of their healthcare reform bill.  Previously, the National Kidney Foundation stated its opposition to the Senate Better Care Reconciliation … Continue reading

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