Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 825
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.
Vermont 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.
P.O. Box 51362 GMF
Boston, MA 02205-1362
#1 Network of New England
1952 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hamden, CT 06517
State Run Programs
Dept. for Families and Children
- Adult Programs: The State of Vermont offers no or low-cost health insurance programs to Vermonters, under the umbrella of Green Mountain Care.
- Programs for Children: Dr. Dynasaur is a health insurance program for children, teens under 18 and pregnant women.
- Additional Programs: A family of health insurance plans offered by the State of Vermont and its partners that includes plans such as Catamount Health, Vermont Health Access Plan (VHAP), Dr. Dynasaur, Medicaid, and a number of pharmacy assistance and premium assistance programs.
Health Reform Status
Exchange: Vermont will run its own state-based health insurance exchange.
Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.