Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) will be hosting our annual World Kidney Day Fly-In from March 11 to March 13, 2014. Twenty-eight patients and family members from 23 states will arrive in Washington, DC to speak to nearly 100 Congressional offices about issues that affect people with kidney failure. In addition, the group will be joined by 17 dialysis facility professionals who will help amplify their message. The day prior to visiting Capitol Hill, participants will receive a comprehensive issue briefing and advocacy training from DPC staff.
During this Fly-In we will be speaking with Congressional office staff about ensuring adequate funding for dialysis and extending Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) for people with kidney failure.