Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 9,272
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.
Mississippi Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Inc
The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi provides free one-time emergency assistance with diabetes-related medicines and testing supplies to uninsured/underinsured residents of Mississippi.
Mississippi Kidney Foundation
Offers assistance funds for kidney and transplant patients living in Mississippi.
#8 ESRD Network
Patients Only Toll-Free: 1-877-936-9260
State Run Programs
Mississippi Division of Medicaid
- Adult Programs: Helps pay for medical services for low-income people.
- Programs for Children: CHIP is designed to provide health care insurance for children in families without health insurance or with inadequate health insurance. Children’s Medical Program Medical and surgical care to children with chronic or disabling conditions.
- Medication Programs: Senior RX MS helps low-income, uninsured Mississippi residents get access to patient assistance programs where they may qualify for free, or nearly free, prescription medicines. 1-800-948-3090
Health Reform Status:
Exchange: Mississippi will run its own state-based health insurance exchange.
Medicaid: The state will not expand Medicaid eligibility.