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Lewis County Introduces Prescription Discount Card to Help Alleviate High Costs
Date:9/12/2011

LEWIS COUNTY, Wash., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lewis County today launched a new program to help county residents deal with the high cost of prescription medications. Through a partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), the free Prescription Discount Card program provides area residents with a card that offers an average of 24 percent savings off the retail price of prescription medications.

The card can be used by those who do not have insurance or by those who have prescriptions not covered by insurance. The card can also be used on some pet medications and is accepted at 9 out of 10 pharmacies throughout the region.

"Recognizing the difficulties many of our residents face when trying to pay for their health care needs, we are happy to be able to provide  them with the Prescription Discount Card," said Danette York, Lewis County Public Health & Social Services Director. "This card offers residents – both insured and uninsured -- significant savings on prescription medications."

The free discount cards may be used by all Lewis County residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. The Lewis County Prescription Discount Cards are available on the second and third floors of the County Public Health Building. The discount cards can also be printed from the Internet at www.caremark.com/naco. Residents can also locate the nearest participating pharmacy from the same website or call toll-free at 1.877.321.2652 for assistance with the program.

"We're pleased to work with counties around the country to bring this important program to their residents," said NACo President Lenny Eliason, Commissioner, Athens County, Ohio. "By working with our member counties, we are better positioned to develop programs that specifically target the needs of our nation's counties. The Prescription Discount Card program is just one example of what we hope to accomplish."

Lewis County will be joining more than 1,400 counties across the country currently offering the NACo Prescription Discount Card Program to residents. Since the program's inception in December, 2004, participating counties have saved their residents more than $400 million on the cost of their prescriptions.

The program is administered by CVS Caremark.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation's 3,068 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. For more information about NACo, visit www.naco.org.


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