Paying for Care

Lung Cancer ResourcesOrganizing your care can be confusing and challenging. Sorting through the paperwork and logistics associated with medical care can be overwhelming.

Here are some resources that can help you when it comes to paying for care:


If you are 65 years of age or older, you are eligible for Medicare. Medicare may help you pay for your healthcare appointments, medications and medical equipment. Visit the Medicare site to learn about enrolling.

Other Health Insurance Options

If you are under 65 years of age, you are likely eligible for health insurance through:

  • your employer,
  • your state's health insurance marketplace, or
  • Medicaid

If your employer provides a health insurance plan, talk to your human resources department about enrolling. If your employer does not, or you are unemployed, please visit to find out your health insurance options. You might be eligible for free coverage through Medicaid, or a subsidy to help you pay for coverage through your state marketplace.

Need help navigating health insurance? Call our Lung HelpLine at 1-800-586-4872 or visit

Prescription Assistance

Millions of Americans have difficulty affording health care, including prescription medicines. Many people lack health insurance and simply do not have the money to pay for the medicines they need. Fortunately, there are services available that can help. Some services available include:


RxAssist can help you learn about ways to use pharmaceutical company programs and other resources to help reduce your medication costs.


NeedyMeds is a national non-profit information resource dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

Any questions about prescription assistance? Call our Lung HelpLine at 1-800-586-4872 (LUNGUSA).

Early detection of lung cancer can increase survival rates. Call the Lung Helpline at 1-800-LUNGUSA or talk to your doctor about lung cancer screening.