Mr. Wu is eligible for Medicare. He has limited financial resources but failed to qualify for the Part D low-income subsidy. Where might he turn for help with his prescription drug costs?
The best option for Mr. Wu would be:
d. Mr. Wu may still qualify for help in paying Part D costs through his State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program.
State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (SPAPs) are state-run programs in the United States that assist eligible seniors with the cost of their prescription drugs. These programs may help cover the costs of premiums, deductibles, and/or copayments. Each SPAP is different and has its own eligibility criteria and benefits. If Mr. Wu has not qualified for the Part D low-income subsidy, he should explore assistance from his state’s Pharmaceutical Assistance Program.