Making cancer medications more affordable

Nearly one-third of cancer patients and survivors report the cost of prescription drugs is a challenge.

For many patients, copay assistance, like coupons and discount cards, from charitable organizations or drug manufacturers provides critical financial help so that patients can afford lifesaving medications. 

Many health insurance companies have implemented a new policy called “co-pay accumulators,” which prevents the copay assistance a patient is receiving from counting towards their deductible or out-of-pocket maximum. This new practice can significantly increase patients' out-of-pocket costs, potentially by thousands of dollars.


Additional Information:

Remove Hurdles to Cancer Care

Patient Assistance Programs