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Healthwell is a foundation that helps people pay bills that impact 90 different disease groups. They cover what insurance does not. The Bonnell Foundation will refer people to Healthwell when the financial need is greater than we can give, or if we don’t cover a certain request for funds.

Approximately 40 to 45 percent of the CF community is helped by Healthwell. Healthwell pays $25 million each year for CF co-pays in therapeutic drugs. This could all change. There is a lack of funding from Corporate sponsors. Healthwell sent out a letter that stated they will have to close their CF Treatment Fund to new and re-enrolling patients The CF Vitamin and Supplement Fund however will remain open.

Answering our questions is Alan Klein, with Healthwell. Mr. Klein is the Chief Development Officer. He discusses his concern over the program that has helped CF patients since 2015. The cause for concern is that there is an increased need by the CF community. Current corporate donors gave what they could, they need more. The worry is if they can’t support the CF community, the need will triple to Foundations like ours, overwhelming most smaller Foundations.

For more about Healthwell go to: https://www.healthwellfoundation.org
Please consider making a donation: https://thebonnellfoundation.org/donate/
The Bonnell Foundation website: https://thebonnellfoundation.org
Bonnell Foundation email: thebonnellfoundation@gmail.com

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