Advocate Letter Supporting Nondiscrimination

Representing millions of patients, people with disabilities and older adults, our organizations are writing to express our strong and urgent support for the Department’s Office for Civil Rights to issue additional guidance to ensure that schemes to ration scarce health care resources during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic comply with federal nondiscrimination laws.

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epresenting millions of patients, people with disabilities and older adults, our organizations are writing to express our strong and urgent support for the Department’s Office for Civil Rights to issue additional guidance to ensure that schemes to ration scarce health care resources during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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March 13, 2020 – Joint letter for $3 billion request for NIH over FY 2020, including increase for NIDDK

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March 13, 2020 Dear Chairman DeLauro, Chairman Blunt, Representative Cole, and Senator Murray: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, representing kidney patient advocates and health professionals dedicated to improving patient care, thank you for your steadfast commitment to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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February 14, 2020 – Dental Access Letter to HHS Secretary Azar

We applaud your efforts to deliver on President Trump’s Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative. You have stated that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will reform regulations so that fewer Americans suffer kidney failure, more options are available for dialysis patients, and more organs are available for transplant.

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We applaud your efforts to deliver on President Trump’s Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative. You have stated that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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February 28, 2018 – Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017 (H.R. 4143)

ASN represents more than 18,000 physicians, scientists, nurses, and other health
professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with kidney diseases. The
society’s membership includes approximately 90 percent of the nephrologists in the
United States. ASN is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in
kidney care and ensuring access to patient-centered high-quality care, regardless of
socioeconomic status, geographic location, or demographic characteristics.

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ASN represents more than 18,000 physicians, scientists, nurses, and other health professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with kidney diseases. The society’s membership includes approximately 90 percent of the nephrologists in the United States.
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December 1, 2017 – AAKP expresses concerns about continued access to kidney transplantation with the Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017 (S. 2065 / H.R. 4143)

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On behalf of the leading national transplant organizations, we write to you as original sponsors of the “Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017” (H.R. 4143) to express our significant concerns about the potential impact of this legislation on Medicare beneficiaries’ continued access to kidney transplantation.
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