Kaiser Health News: Seniors face crushing drug costs as Congress stalls on capping Medicare out-of-pockets

Daniel Klein, CEO of the PAN Foundation, said there are more patients in need than his foundation and others like it can help.

“If you are a normal consumer, you don’t know much about any of this until you get sick and all of a sudden you find out you can’t afford your medication,” he said. Patients are lucky, he added, if their doctor knows how to navigate the charitable assistance maze.