Oct 23, 2014
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation offers help and hope to people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses for whom cost limits access to breakthrough medical treatments.
The PAN Foundation envisions a society in which every individual can access needed medical care, offering hope for a healthy tomorrow.
It’s a harsh reality. Healthcare is one of the top social and economic problems facing the United States today. The inability to pay for essential medical care isn’t just a significant problem for the uninsured, but also for those with health insurance.
Because of rising deductibles and co-pays, many insured patients with chronic diseases are struggling to pay for the care they need. Those who can’t afford their treatments are often unable to continue compliance or end up refraining from seeking care all together; simply because they don’t have available funds to cover the costs.
Unfortunately, few options exist for financially-needy patients. Many are not only faced with rising premiums, deductibles, and co-pays, but also limits on coverage for various services, or services which are excluded—all which contribute to a dramatic increase in out-of-pocket expenses.
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation was founded in May 2004 as a solution to help the underinsured access the health care they so desperately need to continue living a relatively normal and productive lifestyle.
Since then, PAN has provided more than 300,000 underinsured patients with over $700 million dollars in much needed financial assistance to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses. Many of these patients would have few alternatives without the help of PAN. That’s why charitable donations from both the public and private sector are so crucial to continuing the financial assistance provided by the Foundation.
The PAN Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing underinsured patients with co-payment assistance through nearly 60 disease-specific programs that give them access to the treatments they need. We have an impressive administrative fee of only 5%. This means $0.95 of every dollar received will go directly towards helping our patients. For the last six years, less than one penny of each dollar contributed to PAN has been spent on fundraising.
Please watch these videos and learn more about PAN and the work we do. Meet some of our Board members, staff, providers and patients and hear firsthand how exactly PAN is fulfilling its mission of providing help and hope.