When your finances are tight, and affording the medicine that keeps you healthy seems impossible, get help by tapping into a prescription assistance program. How’s that? Prescription drug makers offer certain medications for free or at low-cost for people with limited incomes and high prescription drug costs, and/or those who are either uninsured or under-insured. These programs are usually meant for people with long-term illnesses. However, you may qualify if you have a large family and excessive prescription drug costs.
Each drug company has its own checklist of requirements. But in general, an applicant must: not already have insurance coverage for medicine, not be able to afford other necessities because of medicine costs and have an annual income ranging from $18,400 for a family of four to $50,000 a year.
How do you apply, right? Have a talk with a health care provider or your primary care physician and ask for assistance filling out forms. Companies such as Needy Meds and The Medicine Program can also help you qualify and/or fill out the paperwork. Lastly, contact drug makers directly.
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