Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 22,268
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.
North Carolina Dialysis Patient Resources
State Run Programs
North Carolina Dept of Medical Assistance
- Adult Programs: Insurance program for low-income individuals, seniors, blind, disabled, and families who cannot afford health care costs.
- Programs for Children: North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) for Children is a free or reduced price comprehensive health care program for children.
Health Reform Status
Exchange: North Carolina will run its health insurance exchange in partnership with the federal government.
Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.