Many people have trouble paying for prescription drugs, either because they are uninsured, because their co-pays are too high, or because they are not aware of available help. Pennsylvania has several programs to help its residents obtain prescription drugs. All children and most adults on Medical Assistance are eligible for prescription drug coverage. Pennsylvania’s PACE and PACENET programs provide prescription assistance to individuals age 65 and older with limited income. Medicare provides prescription drugs through the Part D benefit. For those without prescription coverage, free or low-cost medications may be available through the patient assistance programs offered by drug manufacturers.
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