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What are Patient Assistance Programs?

On a daily basis, many Americans have to decide whether or not to pay their mortgage or fill their prescription. It’s a choice that no American deserves to go through, but the sad reality is that this happens every day. America has over 50 million people with no health insurance, and millions of other Americans have severely limited coverage. Health insurance is a high-ticket item in this country, even though it is a necessary expenditure.

Patient Assistance Programs

At Rx Assistance Programs, we help uninsured and under-insured Americans pay for their prescription medications. We expedite the enrollment process of patient assistance programs. These programs help uninsured, under-insured, and low-to-moderate income Americans pay for their prescription medications at little to no cost. The majority of drug manufacturers have patient assistance programs that are designed to help these Americans pay for their medications. Some of these companies believe that they have a social obligation to help their fellow Americans. However, the process of applying for patient assistance programs can be confusing and time-consuming. This is where Rx Assistance Programs comes in. To see a full list of our medications, visit our medication page. We offer patient assistance programs for many types of conditions such as COPD, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, depression, and many others.

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It’s easy to look at prescription assistance programs with a skeptical eye. Since our healthcare system is driven by profit, it is easy to grow jaded at the growing cost of healthcare. Prescription assistance programs (or patient assistance programs, the terms are synonymous) help subsidize the cost of prescription medications through non-for-profit patient advocacy programs, government agencies, and serve as public relations and social reputation tools for pharmaceutical companies. Regardless of the motive from these pharmaceutical giants, the fact remains that prescription assistance programs exist, and they are powerful tools to help uninsured and under-insured Americans get the medications they need without breaking the bank.

How to Find Patient Assistance Programs

Eligibility requirements vary from program to program and it can be difficult and time-consuming for patients to discover these programs. In fact, many doctors in this country don’t even realize that patient assistance programs exist! By signing up with Rx Assistance Programs, you leave all the confusing paperwork to us. We work with you and your doctor to help qualify you for your medications, which are typically sent in 90 day supplies straight to your doorstep. Different applications processes require different avenues of approach; we are very skilled in expediting the process of these patient assistance programs so you don’t have to choose whether or not to pay for your rent or your medications.

With Rx Assistance Programs, you really can have it all. If you are a low-to-moderate income American, or are uninsured or under-insured, give us a call at (855) 201-0232 to find out more about these life changing programs. Visit our contact page to fill out an online form or to request specific medication.

Practice Portion Control this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! This means huge portions of cranberry sauce, roasted turkey, honey-baked ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, and lots of pie. However, these mouth-watering indulgences can do a number to your waistline, with the average American gaining almost a pound of bodyfat from mid-November to mid-January. Obviously, this is not an ideal number if you are focused on becoming your healthiest and happiest self. Portion control is a concept that is practiced by many a health-conscious person during traditional periods of overeating, such as the holidays. Generally speaking, our portion sizes tend to vastly outweigh the recommended serving sizes during the holiday season, which leads to “food comas” and weight-gain. If you follow a few of the recommendations in this post, holiday weight gain can be a thing of the past.

Eyeballing Your Portions

If you aren’t one of those people that carries a food scale with them everywhere, knowing exactly how much you eat can be tricky. Generally speaking, eyeballing your food isn’t the most effective way to measure a portion, but it is much better than blindly filling a plate with as much food as it can carry. Three ounces of meat usually looks like a deck of playing cards, while a ½ cup of pasta or potatoes looks like ½ of a tennis ball. The calories can add up quickly, especially with foods high in fat and carbs like buttery pasta or a high-sugar item such as pumpkin pie.

Eat Your Greens

Filling up with high-fiber foods such as green vegetables, carrots, whole foods, and lean meats can mitigate much of the weight gain that people experience during the holidays. These high-fiber foods fill up your belly fast, leaving less room for thirty slices of pecan pie. Green vegetables are also high in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, which will leave you feeling healthy during the holiday season.

Small Plates

Sometimes portion control can be equated to an optical illusion; if you put the same amount of food on a small plate and a big plate, you’ll think that there is more food on the smaller plate. Having large plates are a great method for fitting three cups of mashed potatoes and a pound of turkey, but not such a great idea for weight maintanence. Often called the “small plate movement”, this mode of thinking can help you cut down on excess calories during a feast.

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We all know the feeling of being stuffed and then reaching for an additional slice of pumpkin pie. Pay attention to how full you feel. Being stuffed and bloated is not the best option, as it leaves less room for connecting with family and more room for passing out on the floor somewhere. By controlling portion sizes and listening to your body, you can have a fantastic feast without a painful stomach ache.

Patient Assistance Programs

If you need help paying for your prescriptions this holiday season and you are uninsured or under-insured, Rx Assistance Programs can help! We have helped thousands of individuals enroll in patient assistance programs, which can save you hundreds of dollars on overly-expensive medications. To meet the guidelines for these programs, a patient applying will typically need to be in a financial hardship, have limited prescription insurance, and must be a U.S. citizen or resident. If you think you qualify, contact us today! Happy holidays from all of us here at Rx Assistance Programs.