Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 6,392
This state offers 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.
Connecticut Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
The Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association, Inc. (KT/DA)
The KT/DA provides direct financial aid to needy kidney patients and donors in New England.
P.O. Box 51362 GMF
Boston, MA 02205-1362
#1 Network of New England
1952 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hamden, CT 06517
State of Connecticut Department of Social Services
Inside Connecticut 1-800-842-1508
Outside Connecticut 1-860-424-5016
- Adult Programs: Medicaid for low income adultsf ages 19-64 who are not pregnant or are medically disabled.
- Programs for Children: The HUSKY Plan offers a full health insurance package for children and teenagers up to age 19, regardless of family income.
- Medication Programs: ConnPACE -Connecticut Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract to the Elderly7 and Disabled Allows eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities to afford the cost of most prescription medications.
- Additional Programs: Charter Oak offers coverage to the uninsured and to many adults experiencing financial hardship in paying unaffordable, non-group premiums on their own. 1-877-77CTOAK. Connecticut’s Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan now offers a comprehensive health benefits package at limited out-of-pocket cost to you. 1-800-656-6684.
Health Reform Status:
Exchange: Connecticut will run its own state-based health insurance exchange.
Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.