This is probably not surprising to any dialysis patients but I thought you might like to read this from the “Advocacy in Action” blog
On July 21, 2014 the Kaiser Family Foundation released a report on out-of-pocket expenses paid by Medicare beneficiaries. Not surprisingly, the report identified that individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have the highest out of pocket costs associated with their care, spending on average in 2010, $6,918. Since 1972 the Medicare ESRD program has been a life-saving safety net for millions of Americans who have experienced kidney failure, but the cost of care to patients for dialysis and transplantation can still be high, particularly when patients do not have access to supplemental insurance.
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