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Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (PAPs)

Pharmaceutical companies, state programs and non-profits provide pharmaceutical assistance programs that offer free or low cost drugs to uninsured or underinsured individuals who cannot afford their medication. 

Programs and program benefits vary. Depending on the insurance and medication, patients may be eligible for help to reduce their medication co-pay. Some patients may qualify for free medications if they do not have health insurance or do not have enough health insurance to cover their medications 

Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (PAPs) are offered by some drug manufacturers to help seniors, low-income individuals and persons with disabilities pay for pharmaceuticals. 

State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (SPAPs)

State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (SPAPs) are state-run programs that assist low-income seniors and adults with disabilities in paying for their prescription drugs. SPAP coverage varies by state, but the programs generally provide Part D “wraparound” coverage, meaning that they pay costs that Medicare Part D does not pay.

Non-Profit Programs and Information

Non-profit programs help patients that are having trouble paying the co-pays for specific medications or diseases.

Some of these programs include:

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