Health and Pregnancy Care, Prescription Drugs Programs

The sad truth is that many single moms are uninsured today, and many have to deal with difficult pregnancies.

How do we stay healthy when we cannot afford health insurance? How do we go through pregnancies to have a healthy baby, how do we care for newborn babies. How do we keep our little ones healthy as well.

Many of us have difficulty affording health care, including prescription medicines. And let’s not forget about as adults who suffer from cancer and other rare disorders.
A number of patient assistance programs provide help to patients who lack prescription drug coverage and earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level (approximately $19,000 for an individual or $32,000 for a family of three).

They can enroll in more than 475 patient assistance programs, access more than 2,500 medicines, learn how to contact government programs for which they may qualify, such as Medicaid or Medicare.
Find some of these programs here.

Illinois Medicaid

Medicaid Illinois

As a program funded jointly by the state and the federal government, Medicaid pays for health services for single moms, children and their caretakers, pregnant women, and persons who are disabled, blind or 65 years of age or older. Physician, hospital and long term care are the primary services funded through Medicaid. Drugs, medical equipment and transportation, family planning, laboratory  Read More »

Louisiana: Community and Family Support Program

Community and Family Support Program

The Community and Family Support Program is intended to provide goods and/or services in a flexible manner to eligible people with severe physical and/or cognitive disabilities in order to help them live independently. What services can be paid for by this program? Communication services such as Braille devices, interpreters, etc. Community supports such as dental and medical care not covered  Read More »

CancerCare Co-Payment Foundation


The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps people being treated for cancer afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs, ensuring their access to care for prescribed treatments. The Foundation receives funding from individuals, corporate sponsors including pharmaceutical companies, and foundations. The Foundation does not provide premium assistance, but rather co-payment assistance only. Co-payment assistance means  Read More »

PS Card

Discounted drugs

Unlike insurance companies PS Card does not selling you memberships or charging annual enrollment fees. They make money when you use our card — the pharmacy pays them a small referral fee for each prescription. PS Card is not insurance; it is a free membership card for obtaining discounted pricing off the cash price for all FDA-approved prescription medications.

Free Drugs provide the best free prescription drug card program in the country. There is no cost for this Rx savings plan, and it is readily available to everyone as a means to help make prescription drugs more affordable. This program works like a free Rx drug coupon. Simply print a card, take it to the pharmacy, and lower your medication costs.

HealthWell Foundation

HealthWell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation addresses the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance copayments, premiums, coinsurance, or other out-of-pocket health care costs. Phone: 1-800-675-8416. When health insurance is not enough When health insurance is not enough, HealthWell fills the gap. We help patients living with chronic and life-altering illnesses pay their share of prescription drug copayments, deductibles, and health insurance  Read More »

National Organization for Rare Disorders

National Organization for Rare Disorders

The National Organization for Rare Disorders is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare “orphan” diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service. Phone: (203) 744-0100. Patient Assistance Programs NORD admisisters Patient Assistance Programs  Read More »

Needy Meds

Needy Meds

NeedyMeds’ mission is to be the best source of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people facing problems paying for medications and health care; to assist those in need in applying to programs; and to provide health-related education using innovative methods. Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) Programs created by pharmaceutical companies, provide free or discounted medicine to people  Read More »

Kidney Fund

Chronic kidney disease

The American Kidney Fund leads the nation in providing charitable assistance to dialysis patients who need help with the costs associated with treating kidney failure. In 2011, nearly 90,000 people—almost 1 out of every 4 dialysis patients in the United States—received assistance from the American Kidney Fund for health insurance premiums and other treatment-related expenses. The mission of the American  Read More »

Patient Services Incorporated

Patient Services

Patient Services Incorporated (PSI) is a non-profit organization primarily dedicated to providing health insurance premium assistance, pharmacy co-payment assistance and co-payment waiver assistance for persons with specific expensive chronic illnesses. Phone: 800-366-7741. Patient Services, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization that recognized the importance of providing a “safety net” for patients with chronic illnesses who were struggling to keep up  Read More »