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Kidney Patients From Across South Carolina Visit State Capitol to Encourage Policies that Improve Patient Access to Life-Saving Dialysis and Transplant Care
Date:3/3/2010

ve enacted Medigap legislation that is widely embraced by patients, family members, care advocates and taxpayers.  

"March is National Kidney Month, and through Kidney Day at the State House, we are pleased to help bring attention to the need for Medigap legislation and its ability to help kidney failure patients and their families who are struggling to balance the costs of their medical bills with their daily living expenses," said Beth Irick, Division President, National Kidney Foundation Serving the Carolinas. "We hope to count on our lawmakers' support of this important policy this year."

Two populations qualify for Medicare coverage: Individuals over age 65, and those under 65 who meet certain conditions, including the diagnosis of end stage renal disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure.  While Medicare covers most medical costs, it requires patients to pay deductibles and co-pays.  Under current federal law, only Medicare beneficiaries over the age of 65 are able to purchase Medigap insurance as secondary coverage; patients under the age of 65 do not have this same option.  While most patients have some type of secondary insurance to help with these costs, approximately 500 South Carolinians under age 65 with ESRD do not have access to this coverage intended to help them and patients deemed disabled access essential medical treatments, including kidney transplants, without cost being a barrier to care.  


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