Simplefill connects Americans who are struggling to pay for the often costly prescription medications they rely on to manage chronic diseases with the programs and organizations offering such patient assistance. To learn more about Mississippi prescription assistance and how Simplefill can help you get enrolled, read below and become a Simplefill member today.
What Mississippi Prescription Assistance Is Available?
Many Mississippi residents with chronic diseases requiring a steady supply of prescription medications are sacrificing other essentials to pay high U.S. prescription costs. Diseases like:
- Congestive heart failure
- Sickle cell anemia
- Parkinson’s disease
- Dementia, and many others
This creates a need for prescription assistance—a need that can be met through programs offered by pharmaceutical companies, nonprofit foundations, and government-funded insurance programs.
The Mississippi Drug Card gives Mississippians access to substantial discounts on prescription medications at pharmacies throughout the state. Discounts can be as high as 80%, and the card itself is free. You can download and print a pre-activated card and use it immediately.
The Mississippi Division of Medicaid offers medical coverage to give vulnerable Mississippians access to quality health care services. The state and federal governments jointly sponsored this for children, low-income families, the elderly, blind or disabled, and pregnant women who meet the eligibility criteria. They can get their prescriptions filled at no cost or for a tiny co-pay.
Mississippi’s CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) is a Medicaid program for uninsured children under the age of 19 who do not qualify for Medicaid. They limited eligibility to children from families with an income no higher than 200% of the federal poverty level.
The Mississippi AIDS Drug Assistance Program covers much or all of the cost of AIDS-related medications. This program is for uninsured or underinsured Mississippians living with HIV/AIDS who meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Simplefill provides easy access to prescription assistance programs for those who need help to pay for vital prescription medications. A large part of our mission is to raise awareness that help is available and lack of it affects patients’ stress levels and quality of life.
How does Mississippi Prescription Assistance Work?
When a pharmaceutical company provides help, usually through a nonprofit foundation, it is typically offering free medication for six or twelve months, after which the patient must reapply. Prescription assistance from government-funded programs is often full coverage of prescription costs, though some programs require patients to pay a small co-pay—usually only a couple of dollars.
All applicants for prescription assistance must meet certain eligibility requirements, particularly related to income and insurance status.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
We make it as easy as possible for qualified individuals to obtain the prescription assistance they need. Here’s an overview of our process:
- Step 1: Apply online for Simplefill membership or call (877) 386-0206 to apply.
- Step 2: Take part in an intake interview over the phone with one of our patient advocates. That’s all you need to do. We handle the rest.
- Step 3: We construct your Simplefill member profile from the information you gave our patient advocate.
- Step 4: Then let us compare your profile to all available prescription assistance programs to identify the ones you qualify for.
- Step 5: After this we submit applications to those programs on your behalf.
- Step 6: We get you enrolled in any program that accepts you.
- Step 7: You get your prescription medications at little or no cost.
From that point on, we provide ongoing monitoring to keep you in possession of the medications you need. We’ll update your profile when there are changes in your circumstances.
Apply with Simplefill today, and it won’t be long before you’re paying little, if anything, for your Mississippi medications.