HealthWell sets up movement disorders fund for Medicare patients


HealthWell sets up movement disorders fund for Medicare patients

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The HealthWell Foundation, an independent non-profit, has introduced a fund to provide copayment and premium assistance to Medicare patients with movement-related diseases.

HealthWell’s fund will provide up to $10,000 in copayment or premium assistance to individual who have annual household incomes up to 500 percent of the federal poverty level.

The movement-related disease areas include - but are not limited to - huntington’s disease, tourette syndrome, parkinson’s disease, chorea, tardive dyskinesia and general dyskinesia.

"The assistance that the HealthWell Foundation will be able to provide to individuals living with Huntington's disease through this fund addresses an unmet and critical need," said Louise Vetter, president and CEO of Huntington's Disease Society of America.

"Huntington's Disease (HD) is a devastating and debilitating disease for which there is no cure. Offering copayment and premium assistance as a resource to HD patients and their families will certainly go a long way in diminishing some of the financial obstacles they face in treating their disease."

HealthWell Foundation, Medicare, US