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Here is some GREAT info for uninsured and underinsured individuals. I have learned that there IS help out there for us. We just have to know where to look.

I recently stumbled across this site: http://www.patientadvocate.org

This site helps individuals with chronic health conditions with assistance programs for medical needs and personal emergencies. I sent them an email, and I am registering for their services.

They have also informed me of several other programs to help uninsured or underinsured individuals with chronic health problems.

First, there is http://www.uneedpsi.org
This organization helps individuals PAY health insurance premiums (including COBRA and high risk pool plans). They will also help pay copayments.


Also, there is the http://www.healthwellfoundation.com

This organization also helps with insurance premiums and copays.

I was so surprised to find these sites. How incredible!

Also, I found one more:

http://www.netwish.org
This is a non profit organization that likes to grant "wishes" for up to $500!! Can you imagine?!?!?!

Anyway, these organizations are here to help people who fall through the cracks. Also, you can contact the manufacturer of any medication directly and see if they have a patient assistance program.

The patient advocate foundation (www.patientadvocate.org) offers assistance with just about any kind of crisis. They also have info in dealing with social security disability applications!

Best wishes,
Leslie
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Thanks for the great info Leslie!!!!!
 

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Thank for posting the info, I'm sure it will be very helpful for quite a few members.
I've now "pinned" this topic so new members will be able to find it.
I haven't locked it, so members can still reply. :)

Thanks again for the info,Leslie :shake:
 

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Thank you very much love for your findings. My gosh, I am glad I read this post!

Shall look into it for certain.

again thank you.

warmth & goodness, :flowers:

Sarah
 

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:cloud9: THANKS FOR THE INFO ON THE PATIENT PROGRAM AS I AM A SINGLE WOMAN ON A 500.00 MONTH INCOME I CAN USE ALL THE HELP I CAN GET!!!! :D GOOD JOB!!!
 

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QUOTE(Momtotwogirls @ Jan 4 2005, 10:44 PM) [post=339543]Quoted post[/post]

[SIZE=36pt]Here is some GREAT info for uninsured and underinsured individuals. I have learned that there IS help out there for us. We just have to know where to look.[/SIZE]

I recently stumbled across this site: http://www.patientadvocate.org

This site helps individuals with chronic health conditions with assistance programs for medical needs and personal emergencies. I sent them an email, and I am registering for their services.

They have also informed me of several other programs to help uninsured or underinsured individuals with chronic health problems.

First, there is http://www.uneedpsi.org
This organization helps individuals PAY health insurance premiums (including COBRA and high risk pool plans). They will also help pay copayments.


Also, there is the http://www.healthwellfoundation.com

This organization also helps with insurance premiums and copays.

I was so surprised to find these sites. How incredible!

Also, I found one more:

http://www.netwish.org
This is a non profit organization that likes to grant "wishes" for up to $500!! Can you imagine?!?!?!

Anyway, these organizations are here to help people who fall through the cracks. Also, you can contact the manufacturer of any medication directly and see if they have a patient assistance program.

The patient advocate foundation (www.patientadvocate.org) offers assistance with just about any kind of crisis. They also have info in dealing with social security disability applications!

Best wishes,
Leslie
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Roux En Y Gastric Bypass Surgery 9/14/2004
60 lbs gone forever!

Diagnosed with MS 1997
Psoriasis since 1986
Psoriatic Arthritis 2004
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Leslie,
You posted this in my time of need as if GOD sent you to do this
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I am new to the site and awaiting tests results. My husband (primary insured) is losing his job and insurance in August; in addition to that I am awaiting surgery for complete thyroid and parathyroid removal. I know this will be a God send in the future. Thanks to all for this site. PS Can someone direct me to where I can find info regarding test results?Granny
 

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THANK YOU!!! Leslie,

These sites are just what I need. Medical bills are climbing so high, and
I am currently on Cobra. Seems like most jobs today don't offer bene's,
and I cannot live without them. Thankyou for sharing


Very nice to meet you. Paula, 54yrs, Clinton, Iowa, USA., you have
made my day!!!!

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Thanks for the GREAT Info.. Do you have to "qualify?" Many of the sites I've been to go on your income.

Just to answer granny I think if I remember correctly there is a site called labs online. Try lab tests

I hope it helps...just click on the link.
 

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Dear Leslie:

This Thread is wonderful!!! What a wealth of information for those of us that are in such desperate need of help. Thank you so much for doing all of the research and posting it here! You're a gem! Hugs.

Love -- Susie
 

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Hi Jesse:)

This is an old thread and Granny hasnt been around since Feb 2006. Just wanted to let you know in case you were expecting a reply.

Take care
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Duh! Thanks Joan. I guess I'd better get used to looking at the dates. I'm used to the Arthritis Insight forum where everything on the first page is current if you're on the RA board. With more specific topics like you have here, I can see how the threads wouldn't move as quickly.
 

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Hi again Jesse :)

This particular post is a 'sticky' which means it will always stay on the front page because it contains information deemed important for members. You will see each forum has a few 'sticky' threads at the top.

Other than that the other posts move fairly fast here as well but maybe not as fast as the Arthritis Boards.

Luv n stuff
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Has anyone personally used the services and / or programs originally posted? Just curious....
 
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