Q) Is there any program to help pay for medicine my husband and I are disabled we have a set income we make just a little over $1900.00 I have Human Ins but they don’t pay much on my medication till we pay a $400.00 deductible we just don’t have it so I have been without my Insulin for about three weeks now and the Dr changed it to a cheaper one but it’s still over $400.00 we just want to know if there’s anything out there to help us with medication thank you for letting me vent I’ve never been here before I don’t know where to go get some help I’m 63 years old and I’ve always been able to talk care of my self but we’ve had a few set backs I just need some information please
A) You may be able to find assistance online – See example below:
Prescription assistance can be offered in the way of Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), which are created by pharmaceutical companies to provide free or discounted medicines to people who are unable to afford them. Each program has its own qualifying criteria.
To find a PAP that you may qualify for:
Click on Brand Name Drugs or Generic Name Drugs here or on the links under the Patient Savings top navigation. An alphabetical listing appears that contains all the drugs available through PAPs.
Then click on the first letter of the name of your medicine in the alphabet bar.
Next, click on the name of your medicine to access the eligibility and contact information for the program(s). In many cases the program application form can be printed from our website. Applications should be faxed or mailed directly to the PAP, not to NeedyMeds. If you need help filling out your applications, see our list of organizations under Help with Paperwork that provide application assistance for free or a small fee.
PAPs can also be found by name by looking through the Program Name List.
PAPs can also be found by the sponsoring company by looking through the Company Name List.
If an application form is available through a PAP, look for it in the Program Applications list.
Help with Paperwork is a searchable database of local programs or individuals who help people take advantage of PAPs, such as finding programs, assist in completing the application forms and contacting physicians for signatures.
Look for all of your medications, not just the most expensive ones. If your medicine does not appear on the Brand Name or Generic Name lists, then it is not available through a PAP. Click here to learn about options if this is the case.