Here are a few suggestions that may be of help to you for health care are:
2)Your local Health Department
3)Your local hospital may have a diabetes educater that can assist you with resources available in your area, or the social worker is another resource person that can help provide you with resources for health care in your area.
Here is a link that will provide you with free clinics in NJ. Some of the clinics that are listed do charge a small fee, usually about $20.00 but all are free or low cost.
Or state specific is http://www.freemedicalcamps.com/vcity.php?stateid=NJ
Some of the medications that you listed also can be obtained for $4.00 for 30 day supplies. Atenolol, cholesterol medications are Lovastin,Pravastin, or Simvastin are also $4.00 for 30 day supplies. Triglyceride medications, the two that are mostly prescribed are Lopid and Tricor. Lopid is actually a fairly cheap cost while Tricor is not. If using Tricor, talk to your physcian and see if he would consider the cheaper medication.
Some other ways to lower Triglyceride levels is by diet, and using fish oil, or niacin. Both options would need to be discussed with your physician prior to consideration.
Here is also a site that offers free quides to help you be informed on making insurance decisions. This site is very informative in giving you options when switching from COBRA to a individual insurance plan. One area that you need to explore is whether you are HIPPA eligible. There are specific criteria that needs to be met which is disclosed in this guide.
When you have pre-existing health issues, this could be very important. Policies sold to HIPPA eligible individuals cannot impose pre-existing exclusion periods when offering insurance plans.
The general site is located here: http://healthinsuranceinfo.net
or state specific for DC is http://www.healthinsuranceinfo.net/getinsured/dc/
or for NJ it is http://www.healthinsuranceinfo.net/geti ... new-jersey
Hopefully these will get you started in determining a individual insurance plan, and in obtaining medications that you can afford.