Advocacy

Confused about ObamaCare? You are not alone!

By Jessica N., Director of Public Affairs When it comes to the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a ACA or Obamacare), the one thing most people can agree on is its complexity. The bill was long and detailed, and since its passage, thousands of pages of regulations have been released to direct its roll-out. Whether you support […]

Inside the Intern’s Mind – April

By Megan S., Education Intern I am a little past my halfway point of interning here at Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) and the DPC Education Center (The Center) and so far it has been a great learning environment and experience. Even though I have lived just outside of Washington, D.C. my entire life I was […]

Snapshots from our World Kidney Day Advocacy Event

By Jessica N., Director of Public Affairs For World Kidney Day, more than 75 dialysis community advocates traveled to Washington, DC to raise awareness about kidney disease issues on Capitol Hill. Check out some great photos from the three-day event below. If you click on any picture you can see a large version.

Congressional Corner – March – Two Transplant Bills Introduced in Congress

By Carrie L., Director of Congressional and State Relations Recently, two bills relating to kidney and organ transplants have been introduced in Congress. Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois and Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi introduced the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2013 (S. 323) in the Senate and Congressman Michael […]

Update: Dialysis Care Coordination Moves Forward!

By Jessica N., Director of Public Affairs As I highlighted last fall, DPC has been busy working with other kidney community organizations and the federal government on a new and improved way to provide care to dialysis patients. As part of recent health care reform efforts, Medicare has been developing news ways to coordinate care […]