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Why is Medication Assistance Needed?
According to Truveris, a research firm that tracks the cost of medications, the prices for specialty, brand, and generic medications increased by 10.9 percent from 2013 to 2014. For individuals without insurance, this can have a devastating impact on their monthly budget. Fortunately, there are prescription assistance programs that can help uninsured and under-insured Americans obtain access to the medications they desperately need for little to no out of pocket cost. The Rx Helper has helped thousands of individuals finally get their monthly medications at a price they can afford. Now, it is your turn.
What are Prescription Assistance Programs?
Created completely voluntarily by various drug companies, these programs provide low or no cost medications to uninsured individuals that are unable to afford their monthly medications. While assistance program rules do vary slightly from one company to another, most require that participants:
Are citizens or legal residents of the United States.
Have an income that is around 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
Have minimal or no insurance coverage that pays for their medication.
Some companies allow individuals with Medicare and/ or Part D to apply for prescription assistance programs, though their application may or may not be approved.
How Does The Rx Helper Work?
The Rx Helper was created to facilitate applications with the various prescription assistance programs, as well as act as a liaison with the pharmaceutical company and ensure that participants receive their refills on a regular basis. Whether you need help finding one medication or twenty medications, The Rx Helper is committed to providing you with all the assistance you need.
What Types of Medications May Be Covered?
With more than 270 prescription assistance programs currently available, help is available for a wide variety of medical conditions, both physical and mental. For example,
- Alzheimer’s disease, which is important because there was a 23 percent increase in the cost of medications for Alzheimer’s disease from 2013 to 2014.
- Enlarged prostate or benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH)
- HIV/ AIDS
- Various blood disorders
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Emotional incontinence
- Various types of cancer, including kidney and lung
- Heart disease, also very important because the cost for generic heart medications increased by 23.7 percent from 2013 to 2014.
- Pulmonary diseases, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). This is important because the cost of COPD medications increased by 23 percent from 2013 to 2014.
Why Do You Need The Rx Helper?
While there are plenty of programs out there, they are not always easy to find. When they are easy to locate, they often require plenty of paperwork. This is where The Rx Helper comes in to assist you. Not only does The Rx Helper know what programs are available, but they are also familiar with the paperwork and any supporting documentation they may require. Best of all, they will help you complete the application and make certain you receive your refills on time.
If you are struggling to come up the money to pay for your monthly prescriptions or find yourself skipping doses so that your medication will last longer, it is time to call The Rx Helper at (866) 949-7353 and get the help you need.