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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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HISTORICALLY, THE BIBLE HAS OVER 3000 REFERENCES TO HELPING THE POOR, BUT IN TODAY'S ECONOMY THIS CAN TOO OFTEN MEAN CHOOSING BETWEEN FOOD AND MEDICINE.

HEALTH INSURANCE WITHOUT INSURANCE. FREQUENTLY BECAUSE OF BIG DEDUCTIBLES THE RESULT IS NO GUARANTEED PAYMENT FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. EQUALLY, MANY ELDERLY, LOW-INCOME OR DISABLED CONSUMERS MAY SIMPLY STILL HAVE NO OR VERY LIMITED Rx PHARMACY COVERAGE DESPITE MEDICARE OR MEDICAID.

HERE ARE OPTIONS TO CONSIDER FOR HELP WITH THE MAJOR HEALTH EXPENSE OF DRUG PURCHASES...

1. YOUR STATE SENIOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM USUALLY MEANS YOUR PHARMACIST BILLS A THIRD PARTY
- SMALL CO-PAY MAY BE REQUIRED
- NO COVERAGE FOR OVER-THE-COUNTER (OTC) PRODUCTS

2. SOME STATE HEALTH PLANS AID LOW-INCOME, ELDERLY OR DISABLED CONSUMERS PAY FOR CERTAIN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
- PRIMARY Rx ASSISTANCE IS FOR CHILDREN
- ONLY SELECTED PHARMACIES ACCEPT STATE BILLING

3. DRUG MANUFACTURER SAVINGS SERVICES CAN MEAN A DISCOUNT CARD OR THIRD PARTY BILLING

4. DISCOUNT PHARMACIES (LIKE COSTCO AND TARGET) CAN LEVERAGE COMMUNITY DRUG PRICE MATCHING

5. ADDITIONAL PRESCRIPTION GUIDES MAY BE FOUND AT THESE WEBSITES:

A. WWW DOT BENEFITS CHECKUP DOT ORG
SCROLL TO: LINK - GET STARTED NOW PAYING FOR MEDICINE

B. // NEEDY MEDS DOT COM
SCROLL TO: LINK - DISCOUNT DRUG CARDS

C. WWW DOT Rx ASSIST DOT ORG
SCROLL TO: LINK - PATIENT CENTER

D. WWW DOT MEDICARE DOT GOV
SCROLL TO: LINK - HELP AND SUPPORT
SCROLL TO: LINK - HELP WITH MEDICAL AND DRUG COSTS

E. WWW DOT MEDICAID DOT GOV / PACE
SCROLL TO: HEADING - PROGRAM OF ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY (INCLUDES Rx)

F. WWW DOT SSA DOT GOV
SCROLL TO: LINK - GET EXTRA HELP WITH MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS

6. VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES OFFER GUIDANCE FOR DRUG PRICE MATCHING AND Rx DISCOUNT CARDS, AS WELL AS MAINTAINING OPTIONAL ONLINE REFERRAL LISTINGS
- CONTACT YOUR STATE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR DIRECTION

7. FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS MAY BE HELPFUL
- 1-800-827-1000

8. MANY LARGE DRUG STORES OFFER FREE MEDICATION APPS TO MANAGE YOUR Rx AND OTC BUDGET, AS WELL AS SOME IN-STORE COUPONS

9. INQUIRE AT ANY DRUG STORE ABOUT ERGONOMIC CONTAINERS WITH COLOR CODING AND EASRY-TO-READ LABELS, AS WELL AS POSSIBLE PHARMACY SIGHTED GUIDE ASSISTANCE

10. SOME MAJOR PHARMACIES (LIKE WALMART)ARE BEGINNING TO OFFER TALKING MEDICATION CONTAINERS

FURTHER, BE PREPARED THAT APPLYING FOR ANY FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN BUYING YOUR MEDS MAY BE AN APPLICATION PROCESS SIMILAR TO ASKING FOR PUBLIC AID.

FINALLY, FEDERAL REGULATIONS ARE EVOLVING TO ESTABLISH DRUG ACCESSIBILITY TO INSURE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR VISION LOSS CONSUMERS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO...

LINK: PILL BOTTLES - BEST PRACTICES
SITE: WWW DOT ACCESS - BOARD DOT GOV
SCROLL TO: PRESCRIPTION DRUG CONTAINER

LINK: PILL BOTTLES 2 - BEST SOLUTION
SITE: WWW DOT AFB DOT ORG / AW
SCROLL TO: HEADING - SCRIPTALK
NOTE: CURRENTLY WHEN PHARMACY ACCOUNT IS ESTABLISHED THE CUSTOMER READER IS FREE

LINK: PILL BOTTLES 3 - BEST LATEST
SITE: WWW DOT AFB DOT ORG / AW
SCROLL TO: HEADING - SCRIPTALK

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