Thursday, August 16, 2012
Allergy Meds Assistance
Managed care makes me want to growl sometimes. Whether you're a patient or a provider we've all experienced frustrations with the system. Recently, my daughter was prescribed a daily asthma medication that wasn't covered by our Health Insurance (at all). They were willing to pay for a generic, but there is no generic for this drug. I'm not one to take things lying down when it comes to my children's well being. I contacted the pharmaceutical company and sure enough they had a Patient Assistance Program. The story has a happy ending (no growling only purring). My daughter will be receiving allergy meds for free delivered to our doorstep.
A word of caution about Patient Assistance Programs, don't abuse them. Not everyone will qualify for the program. Income guidelines (that take family size into account) and type of/lack of insurance are qualifiers.If you have a prescribed medication that isn't covered (or is barely covered) consider contacting the pharmaceutical company directly. If you qualify, you'll be able to breathe easier knowing you're covered.
Posted by Tamar Warga at 3:52 PM