Update – Finish the Fight
Call to ACTION
The Honor the Gift Coalition
Act now at HonorTheGift.org/Act
This last year, TRIO – Transplant Recipients International Organization, has been working with Honor the Gift, a patient-centered grassroots campaign focused on addressing the immunosuppressive medication coverage issue. Since launching on March 1 in 2019, the campaign has seen great support from both the kidney and transplant community and has successfully resurrected this issue once again in Washington, DC.
In 2019, under the leadership of Secretary Alex Azar – whose father was a kidney transplant recipient – the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two reports which estimated that extending coverage of anti-rejection medications would result in significant savings for Medicare.
Extending immunosuppressive drug coverage for kidney transplant recipients is more important than ever as the country grapples with the effects of COVID-19. That’s why we’re working with the Honor the Gift coalition to protect patient access to post-transplant care. With momentum on our side, we believe the Immuno Bill has never been closer to passing—let’s make sure we get it done in this year! Use your voice and tell your Members of Congress to support the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act (H.R. 5534 & S. 3353) with just one click!
Contact your legislators today! https://honorthegift.org/act/ or Text – IMMUNO to 345345
SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Below are three suggested social media posts on Facebook, Twitter or other sites. Please consider sending the information to you contacts on posting on the Chapter website. If you use Twitter, please ask the recipients to retweet!
• Use your voice to finish the fight and extend immunosuppressive drug coverage for kidney transplant patients! Contact your Members of Congress today to make sure they’re supporting HR 5534 / S 3353: http://ow.ly/WX6D50CmdQV #HonorTheGift
• The clock is ticking! Tell Congress to make a positive change in 2020 and protect kidney transplant patients’ access to lifesaving immunosuppressive medications: http://ow.ly/WX6D50CmdQV #HonorTheGift
• It’s time we #HonorTheGift and protect kidney transplant patients’ access to post-transplant care! Take action with one click: http://ow.ly/WX6D50CmdQV and urge your Members of Congress to make sure the Immuno Bill passes this year!
• Kidney transplant patients should never have to choose between putting food on their tables or paying for their anti-rejection medications. Make sure your Members of Congress are taking action to #HonorTheGift! http://ow.ly/WX6D50CmdQV
SPREAD THE WORD
SAMPLE CAN BE USED TO SEND TO YOUR CONGRESSPERSONS AND SENATORS
The Congressional Budget Office just confirmed what we’ve known all along – extending Medicare’s coverage of kidney transplant patients’ anti-rejection medications will save lives & save money! Make sure your Members of Congress are taking action to honor the gift of kidney donation – tell congress to support the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act (H.R. 5534 & S. 3353) today! ACT NOW! https://honorthegift.org/act/