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that gives you life, peace of mind, and a future?"
—Cliff (Faith, NC)
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Faces of HealthWell
Lorenzo: I’m being treated for end stage renal disease
Nancy: Asthma and Allergies
Kevin: Colon Cancer
Mary: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Virginia: I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in September 2007
Mary: There I was Medicare blessed and needing very expensive medication.
Lorenzo: One diagnosis away from crisis and one pay check away from disaster.
Virginia: I was working at a radio station and the radio station decided to close its doors.
Nancy: My insurance ended from my work.
Kevin: They wouldn’t be able to cover everything, I have a cap and after that cap, that’s it.
Lorenzo: Increasingly the co-payments for my medications started just becoming outrageous and unfortunately I was not able to afford them.
Kevin: It was going to cost five thousand dollars.
Virginia: It was seven thousand nine hundred dollars every single time I have to get a shot
Mary: Twenty thousand dollars.
Kevin: And I had twelve treatments, it’s impossible for me to do that.
Lorenzo: I Mean I need these medications to live.
Mary: What good does it do to have all these programs that help diagnose a disease, when once you’ve been told you have it, you don’t have the money to get the treatment?
Kevin: There are a lot of people in my position.
Virginia: I cannot delay this, it is a matter of life or death
Mary: What do you do for money if all your money is being spent on prescriptions
Arthur: I was coming to a point where something had to give.
Virginia: And that’s when the HealthWell Foundation came into the right place at the right time
Mary: I’d been approved! For a grant, x number of dollars for the year
Arthur: They had approved my co-payments for the rest of the year, to the tune of four thousand dollars..
Lorenzo: To have HealthWell come along, and all of the sudden this help is available. You go, wow, really? I’m going to be OK!
Virginia: Like something really heavy lifted from my back.. I cannot put it into words.
Kevin: Soul soothing, it was uplifting, it was a spiritual experience.
Mary: This is wonderful
Lorenzo: Now I am able to really just continue to focus on living and being well.
Virginia: So thanks to their intervention, I could finish my treatment.
Mary: I’ve been able to get every prescription, I’ve been able to afford it
Kevin: Someone had my support, someone had my back and that was HealthWell.
Nancy: So I didn’t have to worry about not being able to take that medicine
Kevin: Thank you HealthWell, thank you very much. I’m here again and I’m, I’m alive. I know I would be in a very precarious position, if not in the grave…that’s where I would be.
Mary: I am the face of HealthWell.
Lorenzo: I am the face of HealthWell.
Virginia: I am the face of HealthWell Foundation.
Kevin: I am the face of HealthWell.
Today more than 25 million American are unable to afford their medical treatments.
The HealthWell Foundation is making a difference. With your help…We can make an even greater one.
You would never know it but 10-year-old minneapolis native, sophie and her dad pat both have a chronic illness that millions of americans suffer from — asthma.
Sophie: Asthma is not fun. It’s like an elephant on your chest…you can’t breathe!
Sophie relies on her medication twice a day along with an extra inhaler so when pat lost his job and he found himself unable to pay even with insurance, they found themselves in desperate need of assistance!
Pat: My daughter’s medication is a paramount need.
Their luck changed when he discovered the healthwell foundation.
Pat:. Unbelievably we were given a grant. I was amazed at how easy it was to apply, I was amazed we were accepted. What a relief!
Sophie reads letter: I don’t know what I would have done without HealthWell.
Sophie: Dear HealthWellFoundation….They made it so that I could play and run and be able to spend time with my friends….
So much so ,she was able to compete in a kids marathon in the spring and won a medal.
Sophie: “I felt like a million bucks.”
Pat: Finding HealthwWell was like a breath of fresh air. /0026FP I simply cannot express how grateful I am// You not only helped me daughter breathe, you are the reason people…. live better lives.
Even with insurance, over 14 million children can’t afford the medicine they need to feel better, to live better and like sophie, to breathe better.
Sophie: If you want to help kids like me please give to the Pediatric Assistance Fund.
Change a child’s lifE. Give today. Visit Healthwellfoundation.org
Kaiser Family Foundation/New York Times survey: Kaiser/New York Times Survey Finds One in Five Working-Age Americans with Health Insurance Report Problems Paying Medical Bills
Petersen-Kaiser Health System Tracker insight brief: “Payments for cost sharing increasing rapidly over time.”
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The best way to understand the impact of what we do is to hear from the people we help. Patient stories
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The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) independent non-profit organization providing financial assistance to adults and children to cover the cost of prescription drug coinsurance, copayments, deductibles, health insurance premiums, and other selected out-of-pocket healthcare costs.
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