Co-Pay Relief Program Fund Notices
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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
$8,000 Per Year
- Household Income Requirements 400% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
- Insurance Requirements All Insurance Types
- Must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
About Myasthenia Gravis
Myasthenia gravis or MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that happens because of a problem in communication between the nerves and the muscles. In myasthenia gravis, antibodies (immune proteins) block, alter, or destroy the receptors for acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, which prevents skeletal muscles from contracting, resulting in fluctuating weakness in voluntary muscle groups, which tends to improve with rest. There are two clinical forms of myasthenia gravis: ocular and generalized. In ocular myasthenia gravis, muscle weakness often first appears in the muscles of the eyelids and other muscles that control movement of the eye (extraocular muscle). In generalized myasthenia gravis, the weakness involves the ocular muscles and a variable combination of the arm, legs, and respiratory muscles.
Myasthenia gravis affects both men and women and occurs across all racial and ethnic groups. It most commonly impacts young adult women (under 40) and older men (over 60), but it can occur at any age, including childhood. It is estimated that approximately 20 in 100,000 people are affected and may occur in more than one member of the same family.