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Together Rx Access(R) Program Expands Eligibility Criteria, Responds to Challenging Economic Times
Date:3/19/2009

nt) say they have cut pills in half or skipped doses to make their prescriptions last longer(3).

"Prescription medicines offer people with chronic diseases and disabilities a chance to live a more normal life. With today's uncertain economy, that possibility is quickly snatched away as more and more people face the loss of a job or health benefits," said Myrl Weinberg, President, National Health Council, which provides a united voice for the more than 125 million Americans with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. "The decision by Together Rx Access to expand the eligibility criteria to help those without health insurance and in need of medicines keeps that chance to live longer and feel better a concrete possibility."

In addition to meeting the expanded income levels, individuals must be legal residents of the United States or Puerto Rico, and have no public or private prescription coverage, or qualify for Medicare, to be eligible for the Together Rx Access Card. The Card is free to get and free to use.

Together Rx Access offers potential cardholders a simple enrollment process. Individuals have the option of enrolling online at TogetherRxAccess.com, calling a toll-free number 1-800-966-0407, or completing a short application and returning it by mail. All enrollment materials, including the Together Rx Access website, are available in English and Spanish.

"Together Rx Access is the only multi-manufacturer program offering its cardholders immediate access to savings on hundreds of brand-name and generic medicines used to treat many common conditions, such as asthma and diabetes," added Whiteley. "Proof of the success of this unique model is the fact that the Program has more than 1.8 million cardholders, and thousands enroll each week. Those who have used their Together Rx Access Card have saved over $81
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