With more and more Americans going uninsured, and health insurance policies excluding coverage for prescription drugs, people are finding themselves footing the entire bill at the pharmacy, or worst still – going without needed medications because of the cost. Most people don’t know that pharmaceutical companies often have programs to provide medications free or at a reduced price to people who qualify (usually based on income) and ask for help. You can get a booklet that lists over 1,100 drugs that can be obtained free or at a low cost. Many doctors don’t know about these programs, which is why their patients don’t know either. This service has helped quite a few of our Colorado health insurance clients with medications excluded on their individual health insurance policy. For anyone battling an illness that requires expensive medication not covered by health insurance, there is nothing to lose by at least checking to see if the pharmaceutical company could help cover the cost.
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