NEW LAW – Kidney Transplant Patients Act Passed for Lifetime Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage

The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act that passed in the United States Congress in 2020 extends Medicare coverage for anti-rejection drugs from 36 months to the life of the transplant.

Troy Zimmerman, Special Projects Director at the National Kidney Foundation, worked closely with U.S. Congress members to bring this bill to fruition. He explains the details of the bill, when it goes into effect, and who will benefit from the new law.

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Hosted By Lori Hartwell

Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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