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snowyowl33 posted:

ok, this is totally taken word for word from another webmd board, and the credit goes to one of WebMD's staff, but I thought it might be helpful here too..
apparently these are resources where you can get free or cheaper med help in the US.... hope it helps someone..

HRSA.gov --Have you heard of HRSA-supported health centers? They care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. These include dental, immunizations, and mental health care resources.

BenefitsCheckUp.org -- ?Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. Ironically, millions of older Americans ? especially those with limited incomes ? are eligible for but not receiving benefits from existing federal, state and local programs.?

Free Clinics -- Use the search to find state and local free clinics and see if one is near you.

NeedyMeds.org Clinics --You do not have to provide any documentation to validate your income. You do not have to provide any other form of identification, such as proof of citizenship or ?green card.?

National Foundation for Dentistry for the Handicapped --"In each state at least one program coordinator is responsible for determining that applicants are either disabled, elderly or medically compromised and have no other way for paying for dental care."
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ddnos responded:
Thanks SNowy, this is really good info! There are a few of these links that I will send to the Program Director where I volunteer - also, I have been looking for a dental facility who could do denal work on one of the members where I volunteer who NEEDS some major dental work done. THe National Foundation for Dentistry for the Handicapped (found in each state) looks like it might be what I"ve been looking for for this young lady! I checked out the local site and I didn't look closely enough to tell if they do Denture work or just basic check up and fillings...but if they do Dentures, this person will be exstatic! Not only are her teeth REALLY bad, but she can't eat much because her teeth hurt so bad but her family can't afford to get the dentures. So thank you for this site! I HOPE that they can do this sort of work and she qualifies!

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snowyowl33 replied to ddnos's response:
Hey Doodles, I'm really glad if any of this info will help anyone, however as posted previously I copied it straight from another board where one of the WebMD staff posted it.. so the credit must go to them... However I will be happy to know if it does help someone...
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hereinmyhead responded:
Thanks for posting these, Snowy. I'd also like to point out that if you're own out-of-pocket expenses for meds are too high, you might consider ordering from a Canadian pharmacy online. I've done it a number of times, and the savings can sometimes be half or more.


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snowyowl33 replied to hereinmyhead's response:
hey Susie... got a link? Also right now in Ontario there is a HUGE fight going on between the Government (Ontario) and the Pharmacies (not pharmacutical Industry) regarding having Generic drugs cost about half what they do now (thus pharmacies get half the payments for drugs that they use to..and they are pissed about that) Is a long complicated issue..

Bottom line, if/when it passes, generic drugs should be wayyy cheaper here (in Ontario only at this point) however dispensing fees will go up (ie one main drugstore here charges 11$ per prescription onto of the price of the med....some are less especially if it's a small pharmacy) So I will keep you updated re that..when I know.. I'll let everyone here know... (no I'm not sure about links to online pharmacies in Ontario, but wil ask my drugstore for a good one and opost the link..)

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