Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 8,407
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.
Kentucky Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
National Kidney Foundation Serving Ohio and Kentucky
Offers emergency financial assistance to patients with limited funds living in Ohio and Kentucky.
Prescriptions will be filled for up to 100 tablets; refills are also free. The specific medication(s) in the program may change from time to time; as of 4/20/10, metformin (Glucophage) was available.
#9 ESRD Network “The Renal Network”
911 E. 86th Street, Suite 202
Indianapolis, IN 46420
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
- Adult Programs: Provides quality health care and related services for eligible individuals and families
- Programs for Children: Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program is a free or low-cost health insurance program for Kentucky’s youth whose families do not make more than 200% of federal poverty level. Kentucky Commission For Children With Special Health Care Needs Provides assistance with medical care and medications.
Health Reform Status:
Exchange: Kentucky will run its own state-based health insurance exchange.
Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.