Number of dialysis patients statewide: 6,418
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.
Oregon Dialysis Patient Resources
#16 Northwest Renal Network
4702 42nd Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116
State Run Programs
Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
- Adult Programs: Oregon Medicaid provides health care coverage to low-income residents.
- Programs for Children: Healthy Kids Low-cost or free health care coverage for Oregon children who don’t have health insurance.
- Medication Programs: Emergency Prescription Assistance -Multnomah County Assists low income seniors and disabled persons with the cost of prescription medicines. Oregon Prescription Drug Program (OPDP) Prescription drug assistance program.
- Additional Programs: Oregon Medical Insurance Pool (OMIP) Health insurance coverage for those: unable to obtain insurance because of a health condition; or who have exhausted their COBRA benefits, or lost coverage due to foreign trade competition. Family Health Insurance Assistance Program /FHIAP Pays from 50% to 95% of private health insurance premiums for qualifying families.
Health Reform Status
Exchange: Oregon will run its own state-based health insurance exchange.
Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.