This non-profit organization, founded in 1997 by Richard Sagall, MD and Libby Overly, MSW, runs a database that can connect disadvantaged patients with the Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) run by pharmaceutical companies. Search the site to find links for discounted medications and disease-based information and assistance. In Spanish: http://www.es.needymeds.org/index_es.htm.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a not-for-profit advocacy group for older Americans and the organizations that serve them. “Many adults over 55 need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs,” they write. And, “there are over 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs available to help.” NCOA has created this online questionnaire to help seniors identify benefits that could help to cover the costs of everyday expenses.
Times are tough. Perhaps you could use a bit of government assistance. Find out if you qualify at Benefits.gov. Here, an online questionnaire points you toward any government benefits for which you might be eligible. Users may browse benefits by state or category. Here is the same site in Spanish: http://es.benefits.gov.