If you are looking to spend less on prescriptions or have difficulty paying for medication, there are thousands of programs providing assistance. These are run by federal and state governments, manufacturers, non-profits and others.

State Programs
In addition to the nationally available Medicaid and CHIP, each state also has its own individual selection of assistance program to help patients struggling with the cost of prescriptions and medication.

To find out about programs in your state, click here.

Eligibility for Medicaid coverage differs depending on the state you live in. Most adults under 65 with individual incomes of up to $15,000 a year qualify for Medicaid in every state. The majority of states provide some cover for those on a low-income or with disabilities.

Click here for more information on Medicaid.

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP is available in all states, providing low-cost health coverage to children in families whose income is too high for Medicaid. CHIP goes by different names in some states, but for more information visit http://www.insurekidsnow.gov or call 1-877-543-7669.

Community Health Centers
Hospitals, health centers and clinics offering free or subsidized care based on income qualify as community health centers. These can be used by anyone, irrespective of whether you have health insurance or not.

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