My cousin is mid-80's age and lives on less than $150 income after her insurance is paid each month. She has sometimes gone without her verapamil because she had no money for it. Is there a pharmaceutical company or other group who could help those with nearly no income (what she does have is social security only).
Is she on regular Medicare or is she on a Medicare Advantage Plan? If she is on regular Medicare she may want to look into seeing if she qualifies for a Medicare Advantage Plan along with a state medicaid. This coverage can vary state to state so she might want to consult with someone who knows the coverages in her state. If she is very low income she may qualify for state assistance and she should contact her social security office and speak with someone there who can point her in the right direction for her options. In our state, AZ, those with a Medicare advantage plan and AHCCCS which is our states medicaid program, have medicine copays of 1-6 dollars a month but each state and program is different. Do some research and try to find someone who is familiar with all the options available. I would recommend asking first at her social security office. You can also access the CMS website for different Medicare and Medicaid info.
if you will go to my Avitar and click on my picture that will take you to my profile due to a recent illness I have some information that is on there that might be of some help to you also like Dzoobaby said each state is different it might even be possible for her to qualify for a state funded program, I do have a couple numbers Partnership for prescription assistance 1-888-477-2669, if she can obtain names of her medications and the drug companies who manufacture them most if not all drug companies have patient assistance programs for people who have low income all the way to not being insured. I hope I have been of some help-
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