I am very fortunate to currently have a full time job and decent health insurance through my employer. Unfortunately, that hasn’t always been the case for me and there have been times when I haven’t been able to afford all my medications or was rationing what I had to forego going completely without a prescription. The Prescriptions Assistance Program through Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) provides patients and their families with discount cards “accepted at more than 56,000 national and regional pharmacies around the country, including CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Kmart and Target.”
“We hear far too often from patients who cannot afford their life-saving medications or don’t take the full amount recommended,” says Tonya Winders, AANMA president and CEO. “The Prescription Assistance Program helps relieve a huge financial burden many families with chronic illnesses feel at the pharmacy counter and helps keep families healthy.” A 2003 study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology estimated the annual costs for asthma treatment at more than $4,900 per person.
If you’re interested in joining, all you need to do is visit AANMA’s website.