Cardiac Arrhythmias Health Equity Fund
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This fund has been developed in response to patients who have contacted PAF for help with their medication expenses and could not find help. While this fund has been fully designed and we are ready to provide needed support to these patient communities, this fund is not yet able to accept applications for assistance as we are still working to secure charitable donations that will allow us to open it.
If you, or someone you know, would like to contribute to this fund, please visit our Donors page for more information on how to provide critical support for patients in need.Fund Type
Co-Pay, Co-insurance & Deductible (medications and office visits), Medical Insurance PremiumsMaximum Award Level
$1,200 Per Year
- Household Income Requirements 300% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
- Insurance Requirements Medicare, Medicaid, or Military Benefits
Residency RequirementsMust reside in an eligible county
Must receive treatment in the United States
Is my zip code eligible for Health Equity Funds?
About Cardiac Arrhythmias Health Equity Fund
Cardiac arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmias) is any abnormality in the normal activation sequence of the myocardium. The electrical impulses can cause the heart to beat too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), erratically (fibrillation), or too early (premature contraction). There can be early or extra beats in the atria or ventricle, rapid heart rates due to extra abnormal pathways between the atria and ventricles, and a delay or complete block of the electrical impulse as it travels from the sinus node to the ventricle. When the heart doesn’t beat properly, it can’t pump blood effectively. There are hundreds of different types of cardiac arrhythmias. The seriousness of cardiac arrhythmias depends on the presence or absence of structural heart disease.
Our Health Equity Funds were developed to get assistance to those people and places who need it the most. Developed using the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) and CDC Disease Incidence data, our Health Equity Funds serve people living in 220 counties across the United States that have been identified by the CDC as having the highest social vulnerability scores and are burdened with high rates of chronic diseases. The Health Equity Funds are designed to specifically provide support to eligible patients living in one of the 220 counties covered by the funds, which is verified using the zip code of the patient’s home address. All other eligibility requirements, and fund operation, are the same as our general funds.