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Financial Aid

Benefits Checkup, National Council on Aging
Provides information on federal and state programs that offer assistance in paying for prescription drugs, utility bills, health care and other needs of older Americans.

www.benefitscheckup.org

Hill Burton Program
The program ended in 1997, but about 300 hospitals and health care facilities are still obligated to provide free or reduced cost care; there is a website directory.

www.hrsa.gov/hillburton
1-800-638-0742 (1-800-492-0359 in Maryland)

Medicaid
Program funded by federal and state governments to assist those who do not have the resources to pay for healthcare. Check the phonebook or online by state.

http://medicaid.gov/
1-800-633-4227

Medicare
Federal program that pays for certain healthcare expenses
Call 24:7 for assistance; English and Spanish-speaking customer service.

www.medicare.gov
1-800-633-4227

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Helps qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through appropriate public or private programs.

www.pparx.org
1-888-477-2669 (1-888-4PPA-NOW)

Prescription Assistance Programs
The following section will provide you with financial assistance information for prescription medications.

www.brightfocus.org/rxassistance1

RxAssist
Offers information on patient assistance programs sponsored by pharmaceutical companies that provide free medications to those who cannot afford them.

www.rxassist.org
401-729-3284

Social Security Administration
Social Security is a federal program that provides retirement and disability benefits.

www.ssa.gov
1-800-772-1213

United Project Community for Better Health
An online community for those who want access to better healthcare options.

www.unitedproject.org

Last Review: 08/21/13


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