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The National Kidney Foundation's advocacy movement is for all people affected by CKD, transplant candidates and recipients, living and potential donors, donor families and caregivers. We empower, educate and encourage you to get involved on issues relating to CKD, donation and transplantation.

Walking with Advocacy in New York

By Monique Hardin-Cordero During the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Greater New York’s 2017 Kidney Walk on Saturday, November 12th, I was stationed at the NKF tent.  One of the many activities available for Walker was to share their opinions with their lawmakers … Continue reading

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Advocating to Advance Patient Centered Outcomes Research

By Tonya Saffer, Senior Health Policy Director at the National Kidney Foundation Last week, I had the honor of walking the halls of Congress to advocate for continued patient-centered outcomes research. My companion for the day was Kimerly Coshow from … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act’s 5th Open Enrollment Period Begins

Need health insurance?  Or want to change your plan?  Open enrollment for health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here!  To make sure you have health insurance in 2018, sign up on healthcare.gov by December 15, 2017. … Continue reading

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National Kidney Foundation Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Amend Affordable Care Act

On October 12, 2017, President Trump used the power of the Executive Order to undermine parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and open the door to a health insurance marketplace that will leave individuals with pre-existing and chronic health … Continue reading

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NKF’s Landmark Early Detection Legislation Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives!

By Kevin Longino, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant recipient After an intense 16 months of NKF laying the groundwork, I am pleased to announce another milestone in our CKDintercept initiative.  Landmark legislation, designed to help detect … Continue reading

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Representing Kidney Disease on Capitol Hill

By Troy Zimmerman, Vice President of Government Relations On Tuesday, September 19th, I represented the National Kidney Foundation as one of 22 organizations which participated in a Capitol Hill Kidney Community Advocacy Day hosted by the American Society of Nephrology … Continue reading

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Meeting with the New U. S. Surgeon General – Dr. Jerome Adams

By Curtis Warfield, Kidney Patient and KAC Liaison I’ve had a very interesting journey since being diagnosed in 2012 with chronic kidney disease (CKD). With the emotional, mental and physical highs and lows of tests, hospitals, medications, dialysis and the … Continue reading

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“Winter” may be coming, but August is here!

by Andrew Fullerton, Government Relations Manager What is so special about August that you should take time away from binge watching “Game of Thrones?”  During August, your Senators and Representatives will be coming home from Washington, D.C. for the month … Continue reading

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Food and Drug Administration Advocacy

By Troy Zimmerman, National Kidney Foundation’s Vice President of Government Relations The news reported out of our nation’s Capital is increasingly focused on what isn’t being accomplished instead of what’s been done. While the news is overwhelmingly negative, successes do … Continue reading

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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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