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Understanding dialysis

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Insurance and costs for dialysis

Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance plans cover most of the health care costs of dialysis. Most people who are starting dialysis can get Medicare insurance, usually after a waiting period of three monthsHealth insurance helps pay for the costs of dialysis, but you may still need to pay some costs such as premiums, deductibles, co-insurance, and copayments. 

How will I pay for dialysis?

Health insurance pays for some, if not all, of your dialysis treatment. There are different types of health insurance and insurance plans. Each insurance plan may have different costs.