Almost every Medicare beneficiary has at least one chronic condition, like kidney disease, that is often diet related. Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is a key part of the care those beneficiaries need to address their kidney disease condition, but too often those patients don’t have access to this critical care.
That’s why we support the recently introduced, bipartisan Medical Nutrition Therapy Act and need you to ask your lawmakers in Congress to do the same.
Two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries suffer from multiple chronic conditions including kidney disease and medical nutrition therapy is a cost-effective part of care for many of these costly conditions. Expanded access to MNT is especially important for racial and ethnic minority populations that have long faced chronic disease health disparities due to socioeconomic inequalities and reduced access to health care, healthful foods and safe places to be active.
Please take a moment to personalize your letter with your kidney disease story to make your letter even more impactful!