Our Health Insurance Premium Program has grown significantly in 20 years because of the explosion in the number of people living with kidney failure. Just since the year 2000, this population has grown by 74 percent. In 2016, all of our grant programs helped more than 98,000 people—1 out of every 5 U.S. dialysis patients—access lifesaving health care, including 82,000 who would not be able to afford their health insurance without our help.