Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 3,086
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.
Nebraska Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
Nebraska Chronic Renal Disease Program
This program provides assistance with medical care and medical supplies to residents of Nebraska who have been diagnosed with Renal Disease.
Nebraska Kidney Association
Provides emergency financial aid for kidney and transplant patients with a demonstrated need.
#12 Heartland Kidney Network
7306 NW Tiffany Springs Pky. Suite 230
Kansas City, MO 64152
State Run Programs
- Adult Programs: Pays for covered medical services for those persons who are unable to afford to pay for medically necessary services and who meet certain eligibility requirements.
- Programs for Children: Kids Connection (also known as CHIP) provides health care coverage for children under age 19.
Health Reform Status:
Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Nebraska.
Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.