News

June 12, 2019

Activists from across the country gathered on Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of dialysis patients at DPC's Annual Advocacy Day on June 11, 1019. Advocates represented 26 different states and had over 100 meetings with Members of Congress and their legislative staff. The focus of the Hill discussions centered around preserving access to Charitable Assistance and ensuring access to Medigap for all dialysis patients.

Charitable Assistance

May 29, 2019

Join us next month on June 20th at 2:00 pm ET for our upcoming Patient Ambassador call.

We will have special guest speakers to discuss the inside scoop learned during DPC's fly-in and the actions you can take to help kidney patients.

Please RSVP to let us know you can attend the call.

Learn more about our Patient Ambassador program.

May 22, 2019

Dialysis Patient Citizens continues to work hard advocating to increase quality of care for patients. We are supporting a house bill that encourages research and innovations to provide patients with hope and new treatment options.

May 13, 2019

Dialysis Patient Citizens helps patients by working to improve access to care, promote financial security, increase quality of care and advance patient choice.

Two leading members of the US Senate Committee on Finance, which oversees the Medicare program, recently raised concerns to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on issues impacting the care of dialysis patients.

Many of these items align with our priorities to improve the quality of life for patients with end-stage renal disease.

Emphasis was placed on the following dialysis-care issues:

April 18, 2019

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) continues to work hard protecting dialysis patients by opposing three bills that would threaten access to quality care if passed.

More than 468,000 Americans rely on dialysis treatments to stay alive.

April 10, 2019

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex M. Azar II, discussed the future of kidney health in a speech last month.

April 2, 2019

Receiving dialysis treatment three times a week is critical for the survival of the 6,000 patients in Oregon with End-Stage Renal Disease, or kidney failure.

Unfortunately, this access to treatment is being threatened with Senate Bill 900, which may disrupt the provider network dialysis patients rely on and lower the quality of care they depend on.

March 27, 2019


From left to right: DPC CEO Hrant Jamgochian, California State Assembly Member Heath Flora and DPC Board of Director Secretary Danny Iniguez

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) continues its efforts to improve the quality of life for dialysis patients by advocating for an assembly bill in California that would expand access to organ transplants.

March 18, 2019

By Megan Hashbarger, Director of Congressional and State Relations, Dialysis Patient Citizens

Dialysis Patients Citizen’s (DPC) mission is to improve dialysis citizens’ quality of life. As a result, we have played an important role in increasing patient access to: health insurance coverage, care coordination, medications and innovative therapies. While we work hard to improve public policies for patients, sometimes we are put on defense to protect our previous hard-fought victories.

March 11, 2019

By Jackson Williams, Director of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel, Dialysis Patient Citizens

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) thanks everyone who completed its 2018 Patient Survey. It is another way to make your voices heard. We use our patient survey to get your input on current issues and to convey your opinions to policymakers in Washington, DC.

This year, our survey included questions on two recent developments in Washington:

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