PAN new infographic spotlight: The Medicare patient’s journey—finding financial assistance for prescription medications

When a patient is diagnosed with a serious, chronic or life-threatening illness, the costs of treatment can be daunting—especially for those living on fixed incomes. 

Our latest infographic illustrates the journey of Mary, a fictional Medicare patient who searches for financial assistance after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. 

At age 70, Mary lives on a fixed annual income of $26,000 that goes toward necessities like rent, food and other prescriptions. She can’t afford her cancer medication: it has an out-of-pocket cost of $5,000 per year.

Infographic outlining the process for a Medicare recipient to find financial assistance for prescription medication.