WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) praised the introduction of bipartisan
The "Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act" (HR. 2644) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA), John Lewis (D-GA), Peter Roskam (R-IL) and aims to improve the public's understanding of, and expand access to, treatment for chronic kidney disease through increased research and innovation, expanded choice options for patients, and improved patient care and quality outcomes.
"The kidney community applauds Representatives Marino, Lewis and Roskam for their leadership in protecting this vulnerable patient population" said Dr. Frank Maddux, chair of Kidney Care Partners. "We look forward to working with lawmakers to ensure that individuals with kidney disease have the resources and care they need to live quality, healthy lives."
Specifically, the legislation would:
Currently, 31 million Americans either have some form of kidney disease or are at risk of developing kidney failure in the future. And each year, more than 100,000 are diagnosed with ESRD and will eventually require a kidney transplant or dialysis services.
"The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act provides a clear roadmap for the future of the ESRD program," added Dr. Maddux. "By supporting increased research, expanded patient choice, and improved quality and care outcomes, this legislation will strengthen the care delivery for millions of individuals living with chronic kidney disease and ESRD."
About Kidney Care Partners KCP is a broad-based coalition of patient advocates, clinicians, care professionals, dialysis providers, researchers and manufacturers working together to improve quality of care for individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and ESRD. KCP's goal is to, individually and collectively, ensure chronic kidney disease patients receive optimal care and be able to live quality lives through readily accessible dialysis care and enhanced therapies.
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SOURCE Kidney Care Partners
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