In 2023, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that provides access to Medigap insurance for dialysis patients under age 65. Effective January 1, 2024, insurance carriers shall offer enrollment in at least one of its issued Medigap policies and not charge under-age 65 individuals premium rates higher than charged to individuals who are age 65 and older.
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.
Virginia Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
National Kidney Foundation of Virginia
Provides limited, short-term financial assistance to those affected by chronic kidney and/or urologic disease and living in area served by NKF Virginia.
#5 Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition
1527 Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
State Run Programs
Dept. of Medical Assistance Service
- Adult Programs: Providing access to high quality, comprehensive health care services to those Virginians who qualify for our programs.
- Programs for Children: FAMIS is Virginia’s program that helps families provide health insurance to their children.
Health Reform Status
Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Virginia.
Medicaid: Medicaid expansion was effective on May 30, 2018.