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Need help with cost of my Insulin medication.

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
Thank you

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.
https://www.needymeds.org/pap

My mom is covered by Medicare/Medicaid. We need to sell her home. How will this affect Medicaid.

Q) My 94 year old mom is currently covered by Medicare/Medicaid. Due to her failing health she now lives in an assisted living home. Because of her limited monthly income of $711 from Social Security and $141.80 pension, money has been loaned to her over the past many years to help cover living expenses. We are… Continue Reading

My 96 year old mother is currently in a care facility. She is blind/deaf with dementia. Her money will run out soon

Q) My 96 year old mother is currently in a memory care facility. She is nearly blind and deaf with severe dementia. Her money will run out soon and I will need to move her to a nursing facility long term. Her current facility does not take medicaid. How do I get her financial assistance for… Continue Reading

I want to change the doctor’s. Name on my Medicare card. Because I can’t. Ever. Get an app with my Dr.

Q) I want to change the doctor’s. Name on my Medicare card. Because I can’t. Ever. Get an app with my Dr. A) According to the Medicare Website – Depending on what type of coverage you have, changing doctors under Medicare will require different steps: If you have Original Medicare, Part A and Part B: With… Continue Reading

I draw Social Security disability going to get medicare but need Medicaid now to help me with doctor visits

Q) I draw Social Security disability going to get medicare but need Medicaid now to help me with doctor visits A) Some people are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are called “dual eligibles.” If you have Medicare and full Medicaid coverage, most of your health care costs are likely covered. You can get your Medicare… Continue Reading

How do I contact Medicaid about cancelling other private insurance?

Q) How do I contact Medicaid about cancelling other private insurance previously before receiving Medicaid benefits? A) Individual states administrate their own Medicaid program. You will need to call your local medicaid office to speak with a counselor. In order to cancel a private insurance policy you need to contact your private health insurance company. It… Continue Reading

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