Help for Underinsured Patients!
NPAF’s sister organization, Patient Advocate Foundation, has recently launched a ground-breaking new online tool called the National Underinsured Resource Directory which is intended to help underinsured individuals and families locate important resources and seek alternative coverage options or methods to cover their healthcare needs.
The National Underinsured Resource Directory is available through an online interactive tutorial program, and a written publication that supports the program. The comprehensive online tool will help underinsured Americans faced with high out-of-pocket costs locate valuable resources and action steps to provide financial relief.
“We are pleased to provide this valuable tool to the millions of Americans facing problems securing critical medical care services due to their inadequate health insurance benefits,” said Nancy Davenport-Ennis, Founder and CEO of PAF. “Patients across the country will be able to gather information from the Q&A and action steps we have put together, improving their access to the quality care they need and deserve.”
NPAF and PAF encourage you to utilize the National Underinsured Resource Directory if you are underinsured and struggling to meet out-of-pocket obligations. In addition, please share information about this valuable resource with your family and friends who may find it beneficial.
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life-threatening, chronic or debilitating diseases. NPAF and PAF were founded on the principle that health care is a basic human need and shared social responsibility. If you are a patient in need, for more information visit http://www.patientadvocate.org/ or call PAF toll-free at 1-800-532-5274.
Note: In the spirit of full and open disclosure, I must state that in addition to currently battling my own cancer, I am a volunteer State Policy Liaison with the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), the sister organization to PAF.
NPAF is a national non-profit organization providing the patient voice in improving access to, and reimbursement for, high-quality healthcare through regulatory and legislative reform at the state and federal levels. NPAF translates the experience of millions of patients who have been helped by our companion, Patient Advocate Foundation, which provides professional case management services to individuals facing barriers to healthcare access for chronic and disabling disease, medical debt crisis and employment-related issues at no cost.