New medicines are an integral part of our health care system and can help patients live longer, healthier lives. Patient access to the medicines they need is critical both for individuals and for our health care system more broadly. In the United States, patients can access medicines a number of ways, including through health insurance coverage.
Whether a patient has coverage from an employer-sponsored health plan, a health insurance exchange plan or a program like Medicare or Medicaid, different access opportunities and challenges may exist. Learn more about access to medicines with these types of coverage as well as the Partnership for Prescription Assistance for those who may have trouble accessing medicines or lack coverage.