Resources for the Insured, Uninsured, and Uninsurable, in Georgia
If you are uninsured, there are several resources to assist. If you're uninsurable there are resources in the link above as well as below. Some are taxpayer funded while others rely on charitable contributions.
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Charitable and Taxpayer Funded Resources
Coverage for All – a powerful site with information on taxpayer funded programs for the poor and uninsured. Most, but not all, are income based.
State Risk Pools – Links to every state that has a high risk pool for medically uninsurable individuals.
Medicaid Eligibility by State Find out if you are eligible for Medicaid in any state.
Patient Services Incorporated – For nearly two decades, PSI has helped people who live with certain chronic illnesses or conditions locate suitable health insurance coverage and access ways to satisfy expensive co-payments. PSI provides assistance with the cost of health insurance premiums associated with COBRAs, State High Risk Pools, Open enrollment, Guaranteed Issue policies, HIPAA conversion policies; and prescriptions co-payments associated with private insurance as well as with Medicare Parts B and D.
The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket health care costs
Copay Relief – The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) currently provides direct financial support to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance.
Insure Kids Now – Kids that do not currently have health insurance are likely to be eligible, even if you are working. The states have different eligibility rules, but in most states, uninsured children 18 years old and younger, whose families earn up to $34,100 a year (for a family of four) are eligible.
Patient Advocate Foundation – Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases. Check out the PAF resource guide for your state by clicking here.