Asthma Patients Breathe a Sigh of Relief as PAN Launches a New Financial Assistance Fund
Washington, D.C., March 20, 2013 – Patient Access Network Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new financial assistance program for patients diagnosed with Asthma – PAN’s 7th new financial assistance fund in 2013.
“Asthma patients, who meet our eligibility requirements, are now able to begin or continue taking their prescribed treatment regimens without the burden of associated out-of-pocket expenses,” explained Korab Zuka, Vice President of External Relations & Patient Services. “PAN Foundation is committed to increasing access to specialty therapies for patients who would otherwise be unable to afford breakthrough medical treatments.”
Qualifying patients are eligible to receive $3,000 per year to cover costs associated with their specialty medications. Patients must have insurance that covers the medication for which they are seeking assistance, must have a household income less than or equal to 500% of the Federal Poverty Level, and must have out-of-pocket expenses greater than $100 per month. To learn more about the Asthma financial assistance program or other PAN Foundation financial assistance programs, visit www.PANfoundation.org.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. In the United States, more than 25 million people are known to have asthma. About 7 million of these people are children. For more information, visit the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America website.
About PAN Foundation
Patient Access Network Foundation is an independent, nationwide non-profit that provides help and hope to underinsured patients who would otherwise be unable to afford high-cost specialty medication. PAN provides assistance through more than 40 disease-specific funds designed to help patients being treated for certain cancers, chronic illnesses, and rare diseases. Learn more or apply for assistance by visiting www.PANfoundation.org.