Are patient assistance programs only for those over age 65?

Patient assistance programs are for all individuals in need, not solely for those over 65. In fact, more than 80 percent of patients helped by the PPA are not Medicare-eligible. The PPA will continue to help these individuals, and millions like them across the country, with the programs that best meet their needs. The Medicare drug benefit provides seniors with access to comprehensive drug coverage. Each company that sponsors a patient assistance program is handling the transition differently, but seniors may be better served through the comprehensive Medicare drug plan than relying on different private programs. The PPA will continue to help identify available options for seniors.

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