Insurance Coverage

DPC is committed to ensuring patients have the maximum choice among coverage options when it comes to their dialysis care. Whether through traditional Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid or exchange health plans under the Affordable Care Act,  DPC is working to ensure dialysis patients aren't excluded from benefits and coverage necessary for their health.




Issue Spotlight: Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage is a managed care health insurance option to replace the traditional fee for service Medicare parts A and B. Currently, ESRD patients are unable to enroll in these plans. DPC does not advocate that ESRD patients should abandon traditional Medicare to enroll in a managed care plan. But we do favor patients having the maximum choice among coverage options, to be exercised in consultation with counselors in their state health insurance assistance programs. Choices should include staying in employer group health insurance, access to exchange health plans under the Affordable Care Act, the ability to buy Medigap supplemental insurance, and the ability to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans.


Our Work:.

June 22, 2015, DPC Submits Ideas for Improving ESRD Care to Special Senate Task Force

March 4-5, 2015: DPC Fly-In Participants Lobby Members of Congress Despite Snow Storm, Government Closure



Fact Sheets:


It's Time to Open Medicare Advantage Enrollment to Dialysis Patients

Take Action:

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the Kidney Bill and Protect Charitable Assistance



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