Medicare Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) for Rx Drug Costs
- If you are currently enrolled in Medicare Part D drug benefit programs, then you may be eligible for the low-income subsidy. You could be paying as low as $6.30 for branded pharmaceuticals for Parkinson’s Disease.
- If you are currently receiving the Medicare Low-Income Subsidy (Extra Help), are over the age of 65 and receiving Medicaid benefits, are paying $6.30 or less on your prescriptions at the pharmacy, then you may qualify for LIS.
- Call Toll-Free at 1-800-SSA-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov/extrahelp
The Assistance Fund
Parkinson’s medications can be costly but there are many financial assistance programs that can help you with your copays and deductibles. The goal of the Assistance Fund is to provide education and financial aid to chronically ill individuals so they can receive the therapies and care they need.
Melvin Weinstein’s Parkinson’s Foundation
Melvin Weinstein’s foundation can help cover medical equipment or prescriptions for Parkinson’s patients.
The Patient Access Network foundation is dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications.
Botox Savings Card
If you receive Botox injections for medical reasons and you have commercial insurance, you are eligible for the Botox Savings Card program. It is an assistance program to help you cover your out-of-pocket costs associated with your injection like deductibles, copays, coinsurances, etc.
California Parkinson’s Support Network
Find support for California patients, families and caregivers. The website includes resource directory, newsletters, care and therapy providers, support groups, events and webinars.