About us

We envision a nation in which everyone can get the healthcare they need.

The challenge

The inability to pay for essential medical care is not just a significant problem for the uninsured, but also for people who have health insurance. Rising premiums, deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance prevent many people from being able to afford the critical treatment they need.

58% of Americans

have delayed or gone without essential medical care because of high out-of-pocket costs.


the average amount Medicare beneficiaries with cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and hepatitis C spent on their medications in 2019.


Patients are four times more likely to abandon their prescriptions when faced with a co-pay of $50 or more.

Our mission

To help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability.

The PAN Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications. 

Since 2004, we have provided more than one million underinsured patients with $4 billion in financial assistance.

Partnering with generous donors, healthcare providers and pharmacies, we provide the underinsured population access to the healthcare treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their quality of life. 

Make a gift

More than $0.95 of every dollar PAN receives goes directly toward helping patients.