Dialysis and ObamaCare – Get Covered America

I received this information from the Get Covered America Team.

Get Covered America 1In October, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will add another feature to its growing list.  This will be the requirement that all Americans should be covered by insurance.  Now, if you’re a dialysis patient, you are eligible for Medicare.  If you have private insurance through your employer, you don’t need to go on Medicare until you’ve been on dialysis for 30 months. (After 30 months, private insurance converts to Medicare.)  After 30 months, you must convert to Medicare.  But if you don’t have insurance, you can get on Medicare immediately upon your diagnosis of ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease).  You need to contact Medicare for that.

But, for those who need to know this about the ACA Requirement, you may be able to pass this along….

Starting October 1, 2013, the ACA will help millions Americans get access to quality, affordable health insurance.

The Get Covered America Website:
Check out the website about what the Get Covered America campaign means and share it with your friends.  (It’s slow to load!).  Click on the link above.

The link below will help you put a “Get Covered” Twibbon on your Facebook or Twitter Account Profile picture…

Update your Facebook & Twitter profile pics to show your support:

It’s super easy, and everyone can still see your charming face. This simple message can help bring more awareness to what #GetCovered is all about.

Here’s to making the next 100 days count!

DevonTexas © 2013

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About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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5 Responses to Dialysis and ObamaCare – Get Covered America

  1. Great article, sharing on Kidney Stories!

  2. I now have my fistula. I have read and researched about loss of kidney function, about diet and fluids, but have no idea how to relate all this to the way I am feeling. My questions have been answered, but what about me? Nobody can really help me! I have to help myself! But I don’t know how

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