DPC patient activists and health care professionals from across the country met with Members of Congress and their legislative staff to advocate on behalf of dialysis patients during DPC’s Annual Advocacy Day on September 15, 2020.
This was DPC’s largest Annual Advocacy Day with representatives from 32 states and close to 200 virtual Congressional office meetings. It was also DPC’s first virtual Advocacy Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic—all Congressional meetings were held via telephone.
Advocates asked Congress to ensure all dialysis patients gain access to Medigap through passage of the Jack Reynolds Memorial Medigap Expansion Act. They also discussed the need for increased access to care coordination, urging support for the BETTER Kidney Care Act.