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


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 (June 2017)

Issue Brief 2: Access to Prescription Medications Under Medicare Part D (updated data, Feb. 2018)

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

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

PAN Infographics

Map of PAN-Assisted Patients 2012-2017


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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