I'm trying to help a woman on disability and can't afford dr visits/meds. I want to act as her advocate, as this has caused a lot of stress for her and she has numerous health issues. She has tried going to local free clinics before I tried to help, and says that the complexity of her health issues made things difficult. She was born with bone disease and other issues with her organs, and more conditions manifested later on, like glaucoma. She has been ordering what she considers the bare essential medication she needs just to get around and address her physical health issues from online pharmacies. She hasn't had a regular doctor in years, and she needs a evaluation and consistent care as well as prescription drugs that are up to date - not something she was prescribed years ago. She is on disability and has very limited resources. The last time she had an advocate was in the early 2000's, apparently her brother helped her before he passed away. She qualified for medicare part a in 2006, and that's currently all she has. I don't want to sign her up for a plan she can't afford, but i would think with all the recent changes in healthcare policies that there must be something out there can help her get her meds and visit the dr that she can afford.
I created an account for her on mymedicare.gov and entered in the medications she currently takes. I really need to know where to go from here..has anyone been in a similar situation with a friend or family member? Was it recently and are there any new programs that can help her? Thank you for looking over the situation