Call to Action: Encourage your Senator to "Vote No" in upcoming healthcare debate

By Zach Cahill and David White

Reflecting the concerns the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has been raising regarding healthcare reform efforts in recent weeks, the society is encouraging ASN members to contact their Senators and ask them to “Vote No” in the upcoming debate. 

On Tuesday, July 25, the Senate will vote on opening debate on a healthcare repeal bill that will adversely impact the health of millions of Americans, including those with kidney diseases.

ASN is on the record as strongly opposing this effort. As ASN President Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, recently asserted “this bill fails to achieve the objectives outlined in the society’s Guiding Principles for Health Reform, which are shared by patient groups and other health professional organizations.”  As many as 32 million Americans may lose health insurance through cuts to Medicaid and almost every American with a pre-existing condition could lose access to affordable health care.

ASN has set up a legislative action center to make it easy for members to contact their Senators and tell them that more than 40 million Americans have kidney diseases and almost 700,000 have complete kidney failure, and this legislation fails to protect the needs of these patients as well as many other Americans.

Readers who are interested in joining ASN in urging Senators to “vote no” can do so here

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Reflecting the concerns the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has been raising regarding healthcare reform efforts in recent weeks, the society is encouraging ASN members to contact their Senators and ask them to “Vote No” in the upcoming debate. 

On Tuesday, July 25, the Senate will vote on opening debate on a healthcare repeal bill that will adversely impact the health of millions of Americans, including those with kidney diseases.

ASN is on the record as strongly opposing this effort. As ASN President Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, recently asserted “this bill fails to achieve the objectives outlined in the society’s Guiding Principles for Health Reform, which are shared by patient groups and other health professional organizations.”  As many as 32 million Americans may lose health insurance through cuts to Medicaid and almost every American with a pre-existing condition could lose access to affordable health care.

ASN has set up a legislative action center to make it easy for members to contact their Senators and tell them that more than 40 million Americans have kidney diseases and almost 700,000 have complete kidney failure, and this legislation fails to protect the needs of these patients as well as many other Americans.

Readers who are interested in joining ASN in urging Senators to “vote no” can do so here

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