Chronic Disease Fund, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 10880 John W. Elliott Drive, Suite 400 Frisco TX 75034 USA

Mission: Patients with chronic or life-altering diseases (such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, or multiple sclerosis) must fight both their illness and the financial burden it places on their family as they struggle to pay for their medications. It is estimated that over 35% of these patients have insurance but still cannot afford the co-payments for the specialty therapeutics they need to treat or control their disease, which can range from $300 to over $3000 per month for a single dose. These underinsured patients are not eligible for most free drug or patient assistance programs, leaving them with few alternatives. They may be forced to do without their medications or go into debt to obtain them, greatly affecting their health and quality of life. Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of underinsured patients with chronic disease, cancer, or other life-altering conditions who cannot afford the medications they so desperately need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so happy to see the Chronic Disease Fund listed on Charity Navigator. In 2008 after my husband had been diagnosed with leukemia, his doctor prescribed revlimid which was going to cost us $3,700 a month. Although he was covered by Medicare, our supplemental insurance company considered it a specialty drug and said we would be responsible for most of the cost of the drug. His doctor requested help from the maker of the drug, but they determined our family income was too high and wouldn't help us, so he put us in touch with the Chronic Disease Fund, and after sending them the information they requested and one follow-up phone call, he received the drug quickly and at a cost of only $75 a month which we thought was reasonable. I think it is a wonderful organization.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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Rating: 5 stars  

Chronic Disease Fund helped my husband with the treatment Provenage he is a stage 4 Cancer patient. Loving him so much I want whatever it takes to get help and he does have insurance but the treatment is still expensive. They asked for some information and it was approved in no time ,for the latest cancer treatment. The stress involved all around is quite overwhelming ,I'm so thankful for their help . Thank you Chronic Disease Fund for making it flow smoothly. Marlene

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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