During this difficult time of the COVID-19 outbreak, a record number of people have lost their sources of income and thus, their ability to pay for their health insurance. Access to health insurance is always important but it is especially important now during an unprecedented global pandemic. Health insurance provides coverage for the network of doctors, nurses, and other health care providers that you can visit for not only primary care but also testing and treatment of the coronavirus. Individuals with chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes need to remain insured because they are not only more at risk for a severe COVID-19 case, but these underlying illnesses are the cause of 75 percent of new kidney failure cases. Insurance is very important for continuity of care to ensure that chronic illnesses are addressed.
The American Kidney Fund believes that four main insurance provisions should be included in the next coronavirus relief legislation that would better ensure that people can keep their private insurance. The federal government should do the following:
To take action and ask your elective officials to include these provisions in the next COVID-19 federal legislative package, please fill out the form below.
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Please include health insurance protections in the next COVID-19 federal aid package!
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Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]