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What are some alternatives that help patients access medications?

Until 2014, when all Americans can access high-quality and affordable healthcare coverage, there are alternatives that can help patients access medicines:
•The Medicare prescription drug program is working and has helped more than 40 million seniors and America’s disabled save on average $1,200 a year on their medicines.
•The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) – a program spearheaded by America’s pharmaceutical research companies – has helped more than 6.5 million uninsured and underinsured Americans access programs that provide free or nearly-free medicines. Patients can access more information about PPA by calling a toll free number, 1-888-4PPA-NOW.

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