Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 1,872
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.
Maine Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
National Kidney Foundation of New England
This foundation has a grant to assist patients who have kidney disease or are transplant recipients with a variety of needs.
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
Offices of MaineCare Services
1-800-977-6740, opt. 3
- Adult Programs: A Medicaid program for children, adults, families, pregnant women etc.
- Medication Programs: Low Cost Drugs for Elderly & Disabled (DEL) Prescription drug discount program for elderly and disabled residents. Maine Rx Plus A prescription discount program.
Health Reform Status:
Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Maine.
Medicaid: The state will not expand Medicaid eligibility.