Supplements | Beyond Charitable Assistance: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications

Today’s health insurance system is far from perfect. Although Medicaid, Medicare, state exchanges, and employer-based health plans generally meet most individuals’ needs, unfortunately, approximately 31 million Americans find themselves underinsured. Many of these individuals live with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases, and struggle with access and affordability issues because of limited networks, restricted formularies, and high out-of-pocket costs.