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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.

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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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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