Financing Asthma Care

Medicaid: Health insurance for persons with low income
Call 800-852-3345, ext 4344.

The Medicare Beneficiaries Savings Program – Assists low-income elderly or disabled individuals who are eligible for Medicare (available through the Social Security Administration) by paying for some or all of the associated costs of Medicare, specifically the Medicare Insurance Premiums and deductibles. The Medicare Beneficiaries Savings Program is also referred to as the Buy-In program. Call 800-852-3345, ext 9700.

Medication Bridge Program – Provides statewide coordination to create new community sites that assist low income patients access free pharmaceutical products. Call 603-415-4297.

NH Health Access Network – It is a discount program based on the applicant household’s income and assets.

National

Asthma medication assistance – coupons and patient assistance for patients receiving free or reduced cost asthma medications. Find your asthma medication, click on ‘coupon’ or ‘prescription assistance’, and then follow instructions to receive your reduced cost or free medication!

AARP Prescription Discounts – Savings up to 38% off prescription drugs.

Needy Meds – A clearinghouse for free information about getting medications from pharmaceutical companies. Needy Meds makes information about pharmaceutical manufacturer’s assistance programs more accessible.

Patient Advocate Foundation – Provides education and legal counseling about managed care, insurance, and financial issues for cancer patients. Call toll-free 800-532-5274.

US Department of Health and Human Services – Find a Health Center

Asthma can be managed but your child needs to be seen by a healthcare professional. If you don’t have a healthcare provider, you can receive care on a sliding scale fee, based on income, from Community Health Centers (CHC). CHCs provide care regardless of medical status, ability to pay, culture or ethnicity. NH and the surrounding states, all offer CHCs as well as insurance programs for children up to age 18.

Health Insurance and Insurer Disease Management Programs

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Asthma Center – Special offers program for discounts on allergy/asthma interventions.

Harvard Pilgrim’s Asthma Disease Management Program – Resource for health care providers.

My Asthma – An on-line program for members of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, featuring interactive diary, forums, message center and more.

New Hampshire Healthy Families Care Coordination and Asthma Disease Management

Well Sense Health Plan Care Management Program for Asthma

Asthma can be managed but your child needs to be seen by a healthcare professional. If you don’t have a healthcare provider, you can receive care on a sliding scale fee, based on income, from Community Health Centers (CHC). CHCs provide care regardless of medical status, ability to pay, culture or ethnicity. NH and the surrounding states, all offer CHCs as well as insurance programs for children up to age 18.

American Lung Association and the Affordable Care Act