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New pulmonary hypertension fund opens

The PAN Foundation today opened a new patient assistance program for patients living with pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries connecting the heart to the lungs. Qualifying patients will be eligible for grants to help cover the out-of-pocket costs associated with their prescribed pulmonary hypertension medications.

“Thanks to the generosity and support of our donors, the PAN Foundation is able to alleviate the financial strain of the out-of-pocket treatment costs for people living with pulmonary hypertension,” said PAN President and CEO Daniel Klein. “The PAN team is committed to easing patients’ financial burdens so that they can access the critical medications they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their health and quality of life.”

Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s Pulmonary Hypertension Assistance Program are eligible to receive $5,300 per year in financial assistance. Eligible patients must be getting treatment for pulmonary hypertension; must reside and receive treatment in the United States; must have Medicare health insurance; and the medication for which they seek assistance must be covered by their insurance and must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications. In addition, patients must fall at or below 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal (www.panapply.org), or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To learn more about PAN’s more than 60 disease-specific programs, visit panfoundation.org.

About the PAN Foundation:

The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $2.6 billion in financial assistance to nearly 1 million underinsured patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.