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Patient Access Network Foundation: Celebrating 10 Years of Supporting Patients and Families

Posted by Heather on Mar 3, 2015 9:11:31 AM

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Imagine a society in which every individual can access needed medical care, offering hope for a healthy tomorrow. That is the vision that motivates the Patient Access Network Foundation each and every day as they work to offer help to people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

Founded in May 2004, Patient Access Network Foundation (or PAN) is a solution to help the underinsured access the healthcare they so desperately need to continue living a relatively normal and productive lifestyle. They give hope and financial assistance to those who are most impacted by the rising cost of healthcare, and address related financial difficulties in accessing breakthrough life-saving treatments and medications that offer a better quality of life.

Over the past 10 years, PAN has provided close to 380,000 under-insured patients with over $880 million dollars in much needed financial assistance to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses. Many of these patients would have few alternatives without the help of PAN. That’s why charitable donations from both the public and private sector are so crucial to helping the PAN Foundation continue their mission.

2014 was a record-breaking year for the foundation, which achieved milestones for the number of people approved for grants -- over 180,000 -- and the amount of financial assistance provided -- more than $491 million. These numbers have paved the way for PAN to provide even more assistance this year for individuals and families who need help with the rising cost for critical medications. In January 2015, PAN eclipsed its previous monthly records for the number of grants awarded -- nearly 40,500 -- and the amount of assistance provided -- over $117 million.

The PAN Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization. They work closely with Lash Group, part of AmerisourceBergen, to provide the underinsured with patient assistance across nearly 60 disease-states, giving them access to the treatments they need. 

Topics: Patient Access