DPC would like to wish our many patient advocates, family, friends, and healthcare partners a happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for all of these hard-working individuals and for their dedication to the kidney community, as well as their effort to help elevate the patient voice.

This year, our patient advocates helped to secure passage of critical legislation at the federal level to help modernize the transplant system. We also worked hard to educate hundreds of policy makers about the importance of protecting dialysis patient access to private insurance coverage, as well as the need to provide access to Medicare secondary insurance (Medigap). Many thanks to all of the advocates who came to Washington, DC, to meet with their Members of Congress this year. Your efforts also helped us to secure passage of Medigap legislation in both Kentucky and Virginia, with several other states introducing similar bills for consideration.

Thank you again for all of your tireless efforts. Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving.