Over 40 states now offer their residents prescription drug assistance programs. These programs can provide low cost or free prescription drugs and medicine to the low income, uninsured, or even individuals who have limited health insurance coverage. Some states may offer aid in the form of direct financial assistance or vouchers.
If you are one of the millions of people who either completely lack insurance, or have limited coverage or reimbursements as part of your existing health insurance plan, then some states will even provide families with public health coverage that can pay for certain medications. In addition to that, many states and county governments also offer prescription drug discount programs, often in the form of a “buying club” or free discount cards. These discount card programs are typically available for all residents, free to sign up for, have no monthly costs, are able to be used by families of all income levels and not just lower income families. The cards can even usually be used even if you have existing health insurance coverage. Many of the discount cards and/or rebate programs can save people between 10-50% on their prescription bills and they are accepted by tens of thousands of pharmacies across the nation.
Select your state below to find what prescription assistance programs are offered in your region. A number of resources are also offered for senior citizens. In addition, you can find what other options you may have to save money and get financial help in your state, including other assistance programs that may be offered. For example, find assistance with rent, utility bills, and more.
The federal government as well as non-profit Area Agency on Aging centers offer additional savings and financial assistance for senior citizens and people over 55 years of age. Three of the main programs available are below.
Those are the primary resources offered to elderly and senior citizens. However your local area agency on aging office may have other programs available. Click here for a listing of all the medical and prescription assistance programs available to senior citizens.
Like this site?