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The Patient Access Network Foundation believes that cost sharing should not prevent anyone from obtaining medically necessary treatment.


PAN Position Statements

The PAN Foundation's mission is to help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability. The following position puts patients first in our complex healthcare system, and can help them access treatment at a price they can afford.

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Patient Advocacy Resources
PAN Issue Briefs

PAN periodically publishes Issue Briefs on topics related to access to health care, cost sharing and the need for the safety net. For a summary on all PAN’s Issue Briefs, click here.

Issue Brief 1: Cost Sharing and Access to Prescription Medications

Issue Brief 2: Access to Prescription Medications Under Medicare Part D

Issue Brief 3: Patient Experiences With Out-of-Pocket Medication Expenses

Issue Brief 4: Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs Among Medicare Beneficiaries


Access to Healthcare: Info to Know

These factsheets help patients understand how to better navigate complex aspects of the healthcare system, from saving money on medications to planning for coverage gaps.

Out-of-Pocket Costs and Specialty Medications

Reducing Out-of-Pocket Prescription Medication Costs

High-Deductible Health Plans

PAN Glossary

This Glossary of Terms is a quick reference for some of the most commonly used terms in healthcare.

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PAN Challenge and Cost-Sharing Roundtable

A collaboration between PAN and The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC ®), the PAN Challenge (2015, 2016 and 2017) is a national competition seeking original research on the topic of patient assistance, focusing on patients’ out-of-pocket costs for prescription medications. The Cost-Sharing Roundtable is an annual event hosted by PAN in collaboration with AJMC ®. Bringing together advocacy leaders and policymakers, the Roundtable provides a forum to offer perspectives on patient cost-sharing challenges and potential policy solutions.

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Patient Resources

We offer information about patient support organizations, travel assistance for medical treatment, clinical trial information, caregiver resources and more.

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