San Joaquin County Saves $2.9 Million+
Discount card’s benefit structure offers savings while creating revenue for public programs
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors announced today that participating residents have saved more than $2.9 million with an average savings of 64.7 percent using its discount prescription card, Coast2Coast Rx. Since the free program launched in August 2010, the card has served as a source of income for the county with $1.25 generated for public programs for each prescription filled.
The multiple benefits of the program give card users the opportunity to better manage their health by having access to prescriptions that they might not otherwise be able to afford.
“The Coast2Coast Rx card allows us to serve the county in several ways—it gives residents access to discounted health care options, and the funds generated are put back into the community to further our programs and services for those in need,” said San Joaquin County Supervisor Carlos Villapudua.
The card can be a significant cost-saver for those without health insurance—and it can be equally as effective for those with insurance who have high deductibles or require a prescription not covered under their current plan. Consumers enjoy savings of up to 75 percent on more than 60,000 brand name and generic prescription drugs. In some instances the card can be used to offset the Medicare Part D “donut hole.” The free card is available to everyone with no enrollment and no restrictions on age or health status. Additional benefits include discounts on vision, dental and hearing services, diabetes supplies and veterinary services and pet prescriptions.
The United Way of San Joaquin County has joined forces with the county and Coast2Coast Rx to provide cards to the people it serves. “Our mission is to improve the lives of people in our community and advance the common good; so it was an easy decision to partner with the county and with Coast2Coast Rx, knowing that our consumers will have access to discounted prescriptions, diabetes supplies that many need, and health care services,” said Andy Prokop, president & CEO of the United Way of San Joaquin County.
Local social service agencies, faith-based and nonprofit organizations and business associations are encouraged to provide the Coast2Coast Rx card to their consumers as a money-saving resource.
For immediate savings on prescription costs, San Joaquin residents can download and print free cards at http://www.coast2coastrx.com/sanjoaquin/. Take part in the community discussion and stay up-to-date on healthcare news by
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