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NACo Prescription Discount Card Program Has Saved Americans More than $500 Million on Prescription Drugs
Date:11/14/2012

ntgomery County, Md.; $15.9 million saved in Indianapolis/Marion County, Ind.; $10 million saved in Snohomish County, Wash.; $7.2 million saved in Wake County, N.C.; $6.5 million saved in Maricopa County, Ariz.; $6.2 million saved in Palm Beach County, Fla.; $2.8 million saved in Fulton County, Ga., and $1.9 million in Cook County, Ill.

Rural counties with populations under 50,000 are also experiencing savings:  $546,000 saved in Culpeper County, Va.; $341,000 saved in Buffalo County, Neb., $184,000 saved in Baxter County, Ark.; $179,000 saved in Brookings County, S.D., and $119,000 saved in Humboldt County, Iowa. Savings are not exclusive to the continental 48 states: More than $609,000 has been saved in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, while residents in Honolulu City/County, Hawaii have saved more than $3.6 million.  

The free discount card has many benefits:  It is easy to get, there are no forms to fill out and it is available at no cost to the consumer. The card can be used by people who do not have insurance or by those who have certain prescriptions that are not covered by their insurance. 

The card may be used by any resident of a participating county, regardless of age, income or existing health conditions. Everyone is eligible and one card can be used by the entire family.  All commonly prescribed prescription medications, including many pet medications, are eligible for a discount. 

The card is accepted within a national network of 65,000 pharmacies including all the major chains such as Wal-Mart, CVS/Pharmacy, Walgreens, Giant, Safeway, and Rite Aid.  Participating pharmacies also include the majority of community-based, independent pharmacies.

Residents can find out if their county participates in the program by visiting www.nacorx.org.  A discount card can be printed directly from the same website. Information is also posted on the w
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