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Healthcare Reform: 6 Things Kidney Patients Should Know

Healthcare reform is a hot topic, and in 2010 new laws were passed that could affect people with kidney disease and their families. Here are six things kidney patients should know to help navigate through healthcare reform, also known as the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act.

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Dialysis Bills: When You Have Multiple Insurance Plans

Who pays your dialysis bills when you have end stage renal disease (ESRD)? Does the government pay through Medicare or does your insurance plan at work cover the treatment costs? Learn how both insurance plans may come together to help pay your dialysis bills.

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Prescription Drug Insurance: Medicare Part D for People with Kidney Disease

Prescription drugs can be costly for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those on dialysis. Medicare Part D was created by the U.S. government to assist in paying for prescriptions. If you have Medicare Part A, Part B or both, you may be eligible for Medicare Part D. See if Medicare Part D may be the right prescription drug insurance plan and how you can apply.

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Medicare and Chronic Kidney Disease

Medicare is a government health insurance providing coverage to Americans 65 and older. People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end stage renal disease (ESRD) are also eligible for Medicare after a law was passed in 1972. Find out if you’re eligible for Medicare and what kidney treatments this type of insurance covers.

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How Dialysis is Paid For

Finding out you have kidney disease and need dialysis can be stressful. In addition to worrying about your health, you may also wonder how you will be able to afford treatment. For patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) there are different options available to offset the cost of dialysis. Learn more »

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