Prescription Drug Assistance
If you need medication that you can’t afford, it can be a frightening experience. However, there are prescription drug assistance options that can help. A little research will turn up a wealth of available options for low cost or even free prescription medications.
With the cost of health care continuously climbing, along with the prices of most other things, finding the money in the household budget to pay for health insurance and prescription drugs can be very difficult indeed. Millions of people are unable to afford health insurance and an illness or disease requiring expensive prescription medications would bring about a true financial crisis. Fortunately, there are a variety of programs available to eligible consumers that find themselves in this unfortunate predicament.
Prescription drug assistance is sometimes as simple as asking your health care provider if they have any sample packages of the medication available. Clinics often do, as they are accustomed to serving people who are without health insurance and prescription drug plans. If your health care provider doesn’t have samples available, many areas have free clinics specifically for serving those who are having financial difficulties. Many of these can provide some medications, offering at least enough to get through a few days while investigating other options.
Many regions have localized programs that offer prescription drug assistance. Calling local clinics and asking for information can turn up a variety of resources. In addition to local programs, there are national prescription drug assistance programs that are organized by drug manufacturers to see to it that people are able to get the medications they need. These, depending on need, offer low cost or free prescription medications to those that are eligible. Disease specific organizations are another good option to try, as they often feature a variety of available resources, local and national.
If you are having trouble affording the medications you need, the odds are strongly in your favor that you will be able to find the prescription drug assistance you need. Don’t try to do without your medication, because you don’t have to – help is out there.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.