According to 1-800-HOMECARE, kidney failure claims the lives of nearly 80,000 Americans each year. Those most at risk? Seniors.
Here are some things you should know about Kidney Disease:
- Risk factors for kidney disease include family history and obesity. Those with diabetes and/or high blood pressure are at higher risk.
- Women are at higher risk than men.
- The good news is Original Medicare covers a wide range of Kidney-disease related problems, including transplants, dialysis, and more.
It’s important to remember that treatments for Kidney Disease can be expensive, and that Medicare does not cover everything. This means that even with Medicare coverage, you could be responsible for out-of-pocket costs. Medicare Supplement Insurance can help cover bills Medicare does not.