Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 911

This state does not currently offer Medigap insurance to dialysis patients under 65.

Medicare, a federal program, pays for dialysis for over 80% of dialysis treatments. However, many issues concerning dialysis patients are actually handled at the state level.

Individual states have to provide certain basic services under Medicaid, but they also have flexibility in how they structure their plans and set their reimbursement rates. In addition, some states have the authority to determine the need and location for additional dialysis facilities (this is often referred to as certificate of need). Because dialysis patients’ care can be affected by state officials as well as federal officials, DPC members are becoming more active on state issues—ensuring the patients’ voice is heard locally as well as nationally.

Alaska Dialysis Patient Resources

Patient Support and Financial Resources

Alaska Chronic & Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) Program
The Chronic & Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) program is a state funded program designed to help needy Alaskans who have specific illnesses get the medical care they need to manage those illnesses. It is a program primarily for people age 21 through 64 who do not qualify for Medicaid benefits, have very little income, and have inadequate or no health insurance.

ESRD Network

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4702 42nd Ave SW
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State-Run Programs


  • Adult Programs: Alaska Medicaid Quality health care services to eligible low-income adults, children, families with children, and pregnant women.
  • Programs for Children: Denali KidCare is a State of Alaska program to ensure that children and teens of both working and non-working families can have the health insurance they need.

Health Reform Status:

Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Alaska.

Medicaid: It is unknown at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.

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