Medicare's Prescription Drug Program, sometimes called Medicare Part D, began January 1, 2006. You have a choice of prescription drug insurance plans which are available through private insurance companies. Participation is income driven, therefore you will pay a monthly insurance premium plus a portion of the prescription cost through a copayment. Medicare prescription insurance plans are open to everyone who is eligible for Medicare. You must qualify for and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) monthly income benefits to be eligible for Medicare. SSDI benefits are based on work credits earned through Social Security.
Certain dependent adult children of parents who receive Medicare are also eligible for Medicare if the adult child developed a permanent and severe disability before age 22. You will be automatically enrolled in Medicare after you get SSDI benefits for 24 months. Exceptions are made for those with end stage renal disease or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Free Medicine Program's mission is to help patients obtain prescription medications free of charge.
GSK Patient Assistance Programs provides information on prescription savings programs for eligible individuals.
Lilly Cares provides prescription assistance to qualified patients through their physicians.
The Medicine Program provides assistance to qualified patients for the purpose of obtaining prescription medication free-of-charge from available programs.
Merck offers a patient assistance program which provides its medicines free or at a discount to those who cannot afford them.
NeedyMeds is a comprehensive listing of patient assistance programs that provide no cost prescription medication to eligible participants. You can find information organized by program, company and brand name as well as links to state resources, Medicaid information and articles on patient assistance programs.
Ohio's Best Rx is a medication discount program for qualified individuals.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance provides information on prescription drug savings and assistance programs.
Pfizer RxPathways offers patient assistance programs to people without prescription coverage. These programs provide savings on Pfizer medicines, regardless of age or income or free Pfizer medicines for people with limited incomes who qualify.
RxAssist is designed to provide health care providers with information to access pharmaceutical manufacturers patient assistance programs.
Rx For Ohio searches government, industry and privately sponsored programs for over 1,400 medications for patient assistance programs.
Rx Outreach offers generic medications to qualified individuals.
Together Rx Access is a prescription savings program for qualified individuals and families without prescription drug coverage.