The HealthWell Foundation® recently announced the launch of a new fund to help people suffering with pulmonary fibrosis. This is a non-profit and independent organization that provides financial support to under-insured Americans to help them afford life-changing medical treatments. Thanks to the fund, the Foundation will be providing co-payment assistance to eligible patients with pulmonary fibrosis diseases and will be helping them ease the burden that the treatment for their disease poses financially.
Krista Zodet, the President of the HealthWell Foundation, said in a press release: “We are poised to help pulmonary fibrosis patients breathe a little easier. For many people living with pulmonary fibrosis, simply breathing represents its own challenges. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we can help relieve the financial burden for these patients so the cost of treatments should not be a concern.”
The American Lung Association estimates that 140,000 Americans have received a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis and, according to latest studies, patients aged between 50 to 75 years old are at the highest risk.
“Because of the prevalence and financial toxicity of pulmonary fibrosis, this fund provides access to treatment options for those suffering from the disease that may have been unattainable. We can help these patients reduce anxiety, and increase well-being through eliminating excess stressors associated with a chronic disease diagnosis, like cost,” explained Nancy Carteron, Professor at the University of California San Francisco who is also a leading patient advocate fighting for those suffering with high-cost chronic disease.
To determine eligibility for this program and to apply for assistance, visit the Foundation’s website at www.HealthWellFoundation.org.
The HealthWell Foundation is a nationally recognized and independent non-profit organization. It was founded in 2003 and has assisted more than 200,000 under-insured patients by providing them access to real life-changing treatments that address their health issues that they could otherwise not afford. The Foundation provides financial support to both adults and children facing problems because of gaps in their insurance, causing medical expenses to rise quickly.