Managing your Cost

The cost of your health care is more than just the premiums that you pay each month. This section of the guide will explain the kinds of costs that you may experience and also some of the calculations involved, to give you a better understanding. This section also offers advice on how to handle unexpected costs and how to understand your bill.

Topic Area: Can't Afford Care

What should I do if I can’t afford my prescriptions?

There are a number of ways to make your prescriptions more affordable, depending on your situation and the medications you need.

Money-saving ideas

Assistance programs can help you better afford the prescriptions you need

Manufacturer Programs

Contact the maker of your prescription to see if they offer a program to help make it more affordable.

Health Plans

Ask your health insurance plan about any programs available to help you get your prescriptions.

NH Medication Bridge Program

This program helps people with low incomes access needed, long-term prescriptions.

NH ServiceLink Resource Center Network 

  • ― type “prescription” in the “Search by Service Keyword” box for a list of programs and resources
  • Toll free phone: (866) 634-9412


If you can't afford your medical care and prescriptions on a regular basis, see if you qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid pays for certain health care costs, including prescriptions, for people with limited income and resources. To see if you qualify, visit the New Hampshire Medicaid Program website:


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