Bladder and Urothelial Cancers Fund Opens at HealthWell Foundation
The HealthWell Foundation®, an independent non-profit that provides a financial lifeline for inadequately insured Americans, has opened a new fund to provide copayment and premium assistance to eligible Medicare patients living with bladder or urothelial cancer. Through the fund, HealthWell will provide up to $5,000 in assistance to Medicare patients who have annual household incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. The new fund will assist these patients in accessing critical medications for treatment of their disease.
“As bladder cancer is one of the most expensive cancers to treat, the financial toxicity that can accompany this diagnosis is a source of concern for both the patient and their family. BCAN is pleased to see the HealthWell Foundation recognizes this need and can now provide critical financial assistance to a population that has otherwise been ignored,” notes Andrea Maddox-Smith, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network CEO.
To determine your eligibility and apply for financial assistance, visit HealthWell’s Bladder and Urothelial Cancers Fund page.