Discount saves residents $16,000 on prescriptions

From local sources

Dubois County residents saved more than $16,000 on prescriptions last month through a discount program offered by the National Association of Counties.

The free program is available to those who are uninsured or underinsured. Seniors, pet owners and even inmates also qualify.

In July, 492 Dubois County residents used their NACo prescription discount card 828 times. The average savings was $11.81 per prescription, said David Bottorff, executive director of the Association of Indiana Counties.

Dubois County residents have saved more than $1.5 million on 149,000 prescriptions since the county joined the program in 2006.

“It is important to provide programs like these to meet the needs of our residents,” Dubois County Commissioner Randy Fleck said. “I hope the program will continue to flourish in the future.”

More than 1,400 counties nationwide participate in the program, which has saved people more than $483 million on prescriptions.

More people in Indiana use the program than in any other state. Hoosiers saved more than $600,000 in July using their NACo card.

Participants can save up to 75 percent on some prescriptions. The average savings rate is 24 percent.

There are no age or income requirements and no medical condition restrictions.
The discount cards are available at the Dubois County Auditor’s Office and local pharmacies. ID cards also can be printed at www.nacorx.org.

For more information about the cards, call 877-321-2652.

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