Policy

June 9, 2017

In our last installment, we tried to ground the conversation by laying out how Republican health care ideas impact you. You can review Part 10 of our series here.

May 26, 2017

Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) broke onto the scene again this Wednesday May 24th. The rollercoaster of news and rumors around those efforts once again bring uncertainty to the lives of patients, physicians, and insurers nationwide. 

May 23, 2017

The Trump administration unveiled a proposed FY 2018 budget on Tuesday, May 23, that would cut funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $7 billion, about a 23 percent reduction from current levels.  In a statement from American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Eleanor D.

May 17, 2017

SB – 349 Chronic dialysis clinics: staffing requirements was introduced into the California Senate on February 14th, 2017 where it remains through several amendments. 

May 5, 2017
Paperwork

ASN's Zach Cahill and David White restart coverage on the attempt to change the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the House's passage of a heavily revised American Health Care Act (AHCA) on May 4th, which will now head to the Senate.

May 4, 2017
Congress

On Wednesday, May 3rd, the House passed a bipartisan $1 trillion omnibus spending bill by a vote of 309-118, and the Senate passed the bill 79-18 on Thursday, May 4th.  The spending package avoided a government shutdown and funds the government at updated levels through the end of September.  

April 21, 2017
March for Science

ASN has joined and embraced the call of peer medical societies to advocate for the non-partisan use of science and the open and unfettered dissemination of scientific evidence and studies.

April 10, 2017

The CHRONIC Care Act introduced recently to the Senate, if enacted, will permit dialysis patients to use telehealth services from their home - the first Medicare patients allowed to do so.

April 5, 2017
US Visa

ASN's David White breaks down how the Trump administration travel ban and subsequent court battles may have an effect on the future of the nephrology workforce.

March 31, 2017
Health Insurance

ASN's Zach Cahill and David White wrap up the unsuccessful American Health Care Act (AHCA) and outline how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stands throughout the country.

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