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What are co-pay assistance programs?

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Co-pay assistance programs help those in need with their prescription drug co-payments if the prescription relates to a particular disease. Many also offer assistance in covering doctor co-pays as well.

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All insurance companies require a co-payment for prescription drugs or doctor's visits. Many organizations now help those who are financially challenged pay these co-payments. Companies now have counselors available to treat each patient on a case-by case basis, and those who qualify may have their co-pays paid directly to the doctor or pharmacy, or may have their payments reimbursed.

Eligibility requirements vary depending on the disease and the patient's insurance coverage.

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