Medication & Co-pay help

Got this information from a lung group I participate in. Thought some
one might find some of the information helpful and useful!

Here's a list of Web sites and organizations that provide information
about patient assistance programs:

Free Medicine Foundation: A nationwide patient advocacy program that
links consumers to companies and organizations that provide free or
no-cost prescriptions.

Needy Meds: This site provides a roundup of prescription drug assistance
from state, local and federal governments as well as foundations,
organizations and companies.

The following is a list of organizations that directly provide financial
help to patients who are uninsured or underinsured and need help with
prescription drug co-pays, co-insurance or free drugs. Some of these
organizations help people with specific illnesses while others are open
to all.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance: A clearinghouse for
prescription drug assistance programs, including 150 pharmaceutical
companies that offer help, this organization will assess your need and
connect you with companies and programs that can help.

Patient Access Network Foundation: Offers assistance with insurance
co-pays, co-insurance and other out of pocket health care costs. Health
conditions covered include breast cancer, chemotherapy induced
anemia/neutropenia, colorectal cancer and other cancers and lymphomas.

Healthwell Foundation: A nonprofit foundation that provides co-payment
and health insurance premium payments for individuals and families who
earn no more than 400 percent of the federal poverty level and who
suffer from conditions where funding is available.

Patient Advocate Foundation's Co-Pay Relief Program: Covers co-pays and
co-insurance for prescriptions taken for an eligible medical condition,
including cancer, diabetes and macular degeneration.

Patient Services Incorporated: Provides financial assistance with
co-pays and co-insurance for patients with certain medical conditions
and also pays for medical supplies needed by patients with bleeding

Cancer Care: Provides limited financial assistant grants for
transportation, child care and home care; also provides counseling and
assistance for cancer patients.

National Organization for Rare Disorders: Helps patients pay for
prescriptions they can't afford as well as medications that are not yet
on the market. Rare diseases covered include HIV/AIDs, Alzheimer's
disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.

Caring Voice Coalition: Offers assistance in paying for prescription
drugs to patients with pulmonary hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary
fibrosis or Alpha 1.

Chronic Disease Fund: Offers assistance with co-pays and co-insurance
for drugs needed by patients with certain chronic conditions. Patients
who have no drug insurance may get free medications as long as they meet
income, asset and medical condition guidelines.

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