Times are tough all around, but America’s working class seems to be getting hit the hardest from all sides. Where once the average working class citizen could live comfortably he must now struggle to keep from going under. That means more and more U.S. citizens have fallen vulnerable to a lack of health insurance.
With millions in the nation relying on federal aid for their health, this help can only go so far when it comes to filling prescriptions. Many patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes go without medication for long periods of time, making their ailment worse, and all because they cannot afford to buy it.
Medco Foundation and Dispensary of Hope (DOH) have teamed up though in an attempt to solve this problem. While Congress works toward helping the uninsured, these companies’ goal is to pick up the slack and cover crevices the government has passed over.
According to a Medco article, “The initiative will, for the first time, mobilize multiple generic drug manufacturers to donate significant supplies of medications to match clinical need among the uninsured.” Basically, the plan is to have non-brand name companies donate medicines most needed by the uninsured so that these patients can afford the prescriptions.
Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) do their best to provide cheap medical care for uninsured patients, but they can only do so much. That’s why Medco and DOH have stepped in to assure such patients their health matters.