Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 11,355
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.
Massachusets 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.
#1 Network of New England
1952 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hamden, CT 06517
MassHealth (Office of Medicaid)
- Adult Programs: provides comprehensive health insurance—or help in paying for private health insurance
- Programs for Children: The Children’s Medical Security Plan (CMSP) is a basic health insurance program offered by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services for Massachusetts children and teens under the age of 19 years.
- Medication Programs: Prescription Advantage Prescription drug insurance plan for Mass seniors and disabled individuals of any age who meet certain guidelines.
Health Reform Status:
Exchange: Massachusetts will run its own state-based health insurance exchange.
Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.