As citizens struggle to cope with uncertain national and local economies, the Montgomery County Commissioners are reminding residents that there is some real financial relief available on their prescription drug purchases.
Since 2007, Montgomery County has offered the Prescription Discount Card through the National Association of Counties (NACo). The free discount cards are available to every family residing in Montgomery County with no age, income or health restrictions. All commonly prescribed prescription medications, including pet medications, are eligible for a discount. The discounts are available to consumers who do not have prescription drug insurance or the particular drug they need is not covered by their insurance. The average savings is 24 percent off the regular retail price the consumer would otherwise pay at the pharmacy. A majority of participating retail pharmacies will honor the NACo Prescription Discount Card.
Over the past four years, nearly 32,000 Montgomery County citizens have used the NACo Prescription Discount Card on over 70,000 prescriptions.
“The NACo Prescription Discount Card has saved Montgomery County residents almost $850,000 on prescriptions,” said County Commission President Debbie Lieberman. “But when we hear from our citizens that this program is making a tremendous difference in their lives, you can’t put a dollar amount on that.”
“Our citizens need their medicine, but the costs can take up so much of their household budgets,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge. “By taking advantage of the savings available with the NACo card, families are able to use those dollars on other necessities.”
“It’s free, it’s easy and it’s for everyone in Montgomery County,” remarked Commissioner Dan Foley. “The NACo Prescription Discount Card provides significant savings for the uninsured and underinsured,” remarked Commissioner Dan Foley.
Best of all, there is no cost to the county, county taxpayers or consumers to participate.
Cards are available at the Montgomery County Administration Building, The Job Center, the Dayton-Montgomery County Libraries, the Animal Resource Center and at Public Health venues. County residents can call 225-4693 for a card, or log onto www.mcohio.org and click on Social Services in the left-hand column to access the link to request a card via the web.
The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark Rx, Inc.
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 3,066 counties. NACo advances issues with a united 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. For more information about NACo, visit www.naco.org.
Request a NACo Prescription Discount Card