|Scott County Continues Prescription Drug Discount Program|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by Chris Berge|
|Tuesday, 10 April 2012 14:30|
County Residents Take Advantage Of Free Discount Cards To Save Money On Prescription Drugs
April 12, 2012 — The NACO program has changed with an option for a $1 per transaction
revenue sharing fee for participating counties. Scott County has decided not to participate
in the transaction revenue sharing fee and pass the savings onto our citizens. Last year, the
Scott County free prescription drug discount program, saved Scott County residents $349,481.
Chairman Tom Sunderbruch announced that 34,183 prescriptions were filled with the card last
year at discounts averaging 28.3% or $10.05 per prescription.
Scott County launched the program in September of 2007 to help consumers cope with the
high price of prescription drugs. The county is making the free prescription drug discount cards
available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) that offers
average savings of 24 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
Best of all, there is no cost to county taxpayers for NACo and Scott County to make these money
saving cards available to our residents.
The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health
coverage, and are accepted at all the major pharmacies in Scott County. A national network
of more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies also honors the Scott County Prescription
Cards are available at County offices and participating pharmacies. County residents can call
the County Administration Office at 563-326-8604 or visit www.scottcountyiowa.com for
information on where to pick up the card. For assistance with the program, please contact your
pharmacy or www.caremark.com/naco.
“Using the NACo prescription discount card is easy,” said Chairman Sunderbruch. “Simply
present it at a participating pharmacy. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no
restrictions or limits on frequency of use. Cardholders and their family members may use the card
any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.”
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