UPDATED: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:31pm
Waco, Texas — This morning, the McLennan County Commission and the Coast2Coast Rx prescription discount program will hold a press conference to launch a new prescription discount program for county residents.
The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. The program has saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 60% in 2013 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and people living outside the county are able to take part in the program. The Rx card is distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in McLennan County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.
“With healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most,” said Judge Scott M. Felton, Chairman of the McLennan County Commissioners Court, “There are no eligibility requirements, so the Rx card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents or residents facing high insurance deductibles. If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan – they can use the card to save on those prescriptions.”
Providing savings for residents through the Rx program will come at no expense to the county. Besides the discount on prescriptions, the card also provides discounts on dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services; plus discounts on lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies and equipment for all family members.
Martin Dettelbach, Chief Marketing Officer of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the issuer of the Coast2Coast Rx free discount card, says “we are pleased to work with the county to help individuals, their families and pets combat the rising cost of healthcare.” Dettelbach added, “we appreciate all that the county and local pharmacies are doing to help those in need.”
The Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at local governmental offices, libraries and county health facilities as well as at most participating pharmacies. The Coast2Coast Rx card will provide residents with a valuable tool to help maintain their health and wellbeing at an affordable cost. Residents will also be able to print the Rx card and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com . Other Texas counties in the program include Bastrop, Bexar, Brazoria, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Kaufman, Milam, Montgomery, Navarro, Nolan, Nueces, and San Patricio.