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Old 02-12-2005, 10:16 AM   #1
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Question about prescriptions

I dont knowif im allowed to ask this here, but does anyone have any suggestions on where I can get help paying for my medication. Im self employed and dont have health insurance and my medicine is $200 a month.


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Old 02-13-2005, 06:12 AM   #2
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Re: Question about prescriptions

Hi CherryPie,

Since I don't know what state you live in I can't really give you much. Here in PA there is a state run ins. program for low income people. Many of the Dr.s offices will tell a person about it and how to apply if they are asked but they don't volunteer it. Perhaps if you asked a receptionist or accounts receivable gal in your Dr.s office they would have some suggestions for you. Surely they have run across this before.

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Old 02-13-2005, 06:25 AM   #3
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Re: Question about prescriptions

I would call around to different insurance companies, see how much they are for self employed people. Also, look up your state website and see if you can find health insurance info.

Old 02-13-2005, 08:11 AM   #4
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Re: Question about prescriptions


Check into the brand company's websites. Almost all of them have programs for folks in your postion.

Let us know how it goes!


Old 02-13-2005, 08:12 AM   #5
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Re: Question about prescriptions

There are programs that are available from the various drug manufacturers, too. Look up Needymeds in your favorite web search and see what you can find.

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Old 02-13-2005, 04:45 PM   #6
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Re: Question about prescriptions

i was able to find a program from the NORD national association of rare disorders and they might be able to supplement this very high medicine cost. thanks for everyones help.

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