Powers Principal Peggy Tighe presented at the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) National Patient Meeting on September 7th.

The AAKP National Patient Meeting is an annual conference that convenes patients and care partners to deliver the latest information on kidney disease. This year’s meeting focused on highlighting new research and innovations in the renal space and featured speakers from across the kidney community, including the federal government, the U.S. Congress, academia, industry, allied kidney organizations and associations, patients and other stakeholders.

Peggy participated in a session titled “Under the U.S. Capitol Dome,” in which she covered recent drug pricing bills coming out of Congress, as well as her work on legislation that would increase transparency in the processes used for prior authorization and require insurance companies to report the reasons behind delays in patient authorization (H.R. 3107). Peggy also discussed the Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 1224), a bill that would expand the Family and Medical Leave act to include living organ donors and immunosuppressant drug coverage legislation.

Peggy’s presentation can be seen here.


Peggy works closely with both the Healthcare and Government Relations & Public Policy teams at Powers. She teams with health systems, patient groups, and provider organizations to develop persuasive policy arguments and strategies to influence Congress and relevant agencies, creating change to protect and support providers and the patients they serve.

She focuses her practice on lobbying, coalition building, crafting and implementing grassroots campaigns, and coordinating media relations. She has experience strategizing and implementing federal grassroots activities, including grasstops (high-level grassroots), coalition building, letter writing, and database building.

For more information about healthcare policy and advocacy, contact Peggy Tighe at Peggy.Tighe@PowersLaw.com.