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Questions about kidney disease? Risk factors? Signs and symptoms? Are you concerned about yourself, a friend or family member? Ask Dr. Spry.
For help finding insurance or other health benefits, one resource that you can always go to is your dialysis or transplant social worker. Community social workers in local hospitals or agencies can also help direct you to local resources. The National Kidney Foundation has compiled a list of resources that may be helpful; however while we do try to keep this list current, we cannot ensure the accuracy of information found on other Web sites.
Taking Control: Money Matters for People with Chronic Kidney Disease is designed to provide individuals with kidney disease who are on dialysis or have a transplant the information they need to help pay for treatment for kidney failure, understanding what Medicare pays for, employer group health plans, prescription drug coverage and other relevant money matters. (Published by National Endowment for Financial Education and the National Kidney Foundation)
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COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act COBRA) Continuation of Health Coverage â€“ Department of Labor's consumer information on COBRA
Indian Health Service is a Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits: Apply for compensation, pension, education or vocational rehabilitation benefits on-line if you are a veteran. The VA can help pay for treatment or provide other benefits for veterans. Veterans should contact their local VA office for more information or call 1-800-827-1000 to reach the national office. The number for health care benefits at the VA is 1-877-222-8387. People who are retired from the military may also call the U.S. Department of Defense at 1-800-538-9552. TRICARE serves Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families worldwide.