The Lilly Cares program has been enhanced to provide more families and individuals with free prescription medications and drugs. They have taking these steps in response to the weak economy and the fact that millions of Americans have lost their jobs, and many of those people no longer have prescription drug health coverage.
The Lilly Cares patient assistance program will now accept people who have a household income that is less than 300 percent of the poverty level. In certain cases they may also accept people whose income is even greater than that. This is an increase from the previous threshold of 200 percent level. This now means that the yearly eligible income limit for a family of two is about $45,000 per year. This threshold will also be adjusted yearly. This new cutoff should be able to provide millions of more Americans with free medications.
They also plan on making the income eligibility adjustment as a long-term improvement for the program. To see some of the benefits that result from the pharmaceutical companies offering this type of aid, just over the past three years Eli Lilly alone has assisted almost 600,000 patients across the United States and the distributed prescription medications have totaled almost $800 million. That is $800 million in medications that people would not have otherwise been able to pay for and receive.
The program was created and is managed by Lilly Cares Foundation, Inc.. It is a patient assistance program that provides free medications and access to almost all Eli Lilly products for U.S. residents who meet the criteria. Through their hospitals, physicians, and medical providers patients who would otherwise be unable to obtain Lilly medications or pay their medical bills may be able to qualify for these free prescription medicines.
In addition to the income, some other criteria include:
There are a few dozen different types of medications that patients can receive for free from the Lilly Cares patient assistance program. A few examples of them are provided below. However, you can call the number below to receive the latest, most updated list of medications covered by Lilly Cares. The list is changed each year and some additional medications may be added to it.
If you are interested in learning more or applying for the Eli Lilly patient assistance program, which is formally known as Lilly Care, call 1–800–545–6962. A representative will provide you additional information or help you apply for this patient assistance program.
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