Last night, the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act was reintroduced in the US Senate with the bi-partisan support of Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss). This legislation (S.323), which AST has been fighting to pass for years, will finally eliminate the current arbitrary 36-month limit on immunosuppressive drug coverage imposed on Medicare end stage renal disease (ESRD) beneficiaries. Click here to read the press release from Senator Durbin's office with a quote from AST President Dr. Roslyn Mannon.
We need your help! Now is the time for action! Call your Senator's office today - let them know how strongly you feel and tell them you have their back! The number for the Senate switchboard is (202) 224-3121. When you call, ask to speak with the Legislative Assistant for Healthcare. Here is what you can say:
This is your moment. We've all worked hard to get here and this is the year we will finally pass this vital legislation. Call your Senator's office today!
The American Society of Transplantation is an international organization of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation.