Partnership for Prescription Assistance, some of you may be able

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by laura81655, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. laura81655

    laura81655 New Member

    to get some of your meds paid for--Hooray for Montel Williams............................

    PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE Program Unveiled on Montel Williams Show

    The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together Americas pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.

    Its mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 275 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).
  2. laura81655

    laura81655 New Member

    Hoping some members will be able to participate.
  3. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    My hubby was on this. It was great as the cut off to receive meds for free is much higher than for Medicaid by the way. HOWEVER. This new Medicare program, all the PAP's are having to contact the folk on the free programs and they complete a form for the new Medicare Prescription plans, which are a mess right now. If you are told by Medicare you do not qualify, the PAP's will pick you up again, but all of this takes time. Some of the "Partnerships"mentioned charge a fee for hooking you into the PAP's and this is unnecesary. You can just go direct very easily yourself. Type in any drug company name on Google and you can access PAP for that company for free.
    If you qualify for Medicaid they will not be able to help.
    Please do NOT pay to have them hook you up though, as you can do it yourself. These programs have been around for a few years and those people using them are really upset to be bumped into the Medicare programs. We are told we will have to pay $5 per scrip on the Medicare program, via Eckerds, but we have been listening to the debates about all the terrible failures and the new propgrams suddenly pulling a drug or refusing it whenever they feel like it, so it is a nightmare presently. The PAP's were really good, but now will only be allowed to cover non Medicare or Medicare refused people.

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