Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 4,852
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.
Iowa Dialysis Patient Resources
#12 Heartland Kidney Network
7306 NW Tiffany Springs Pky. Suite 230
Kansas City, MO 64152
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
- Adult Programs: Provides health insurance for low-income adults and families, and people with disabilities.
- Programs for Children: Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (Hawk-i) Provide low cost (or if eligible, free) health insurance coverage for uninsured children of working families.
- Medication Programs: Iowa Medication Voucher Program Assist low income Iowans with the purchase of eligible prescription drugs using a voucher system; patient copay is $3.
- Additional Programs: Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP) Health insurance premium payment program that helps people get insurance or keep insurance they already have by paying for the premiums. Hawk -I health care coverage for uninsured children of working families. No family pays more than $20 a month. Some families even pay nothing at all.
Health Reform Status:
Exchange: Iowa will run its health insurance exchange in partnership with the federal government.
Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.