Rushville Republican

August 20, 2013

Locals saved thousands on prescriptions during June


Rushville Republican

---- — Rush County taxpayers saved more than $4,000 this past June through the National Association of Counties (NACo) Prescription Discount Card Program. Residents used the discount drug card to fill more than 470 prescriptions.

Rush County residents saved an average of $8.65 per prescription in June. The County has saved more than $580 thousand since it joined the program in 2006, and residents have used the drug card for savings on more than 67 thousand prescriptions.

“The cost of prescription medications is a growing concern for Rush County residents,” Rush County Auditor Mary Ann Beard said. “The NACo Prescription Discount Card allows taxpayers to save money on essential pharmaceuticals. The program is cost-free and has saved Rush County residents more than $580 thousand since its inception. It is my hope that this program will continue to benefit taxpayers for as long as possible.”

Rush is one of more than 1,400 counties nationwide participating in the program. Nationally, residents of participating counties have saved more than $483 million.

According to NACo, Indiana residents use their discount drug cards more often than any other state. Indiana residents saved more than $630 thousand in June 2013.

The NACo Prescription Discount Card Program is a partnership between participating counties, NACo and CVS Caremark. The program was created in 2005. Participants can save up to 75 percent on some prescriptions. The average savings rate is 24 percent.

Rush County residents can print an ID card at www.nacorx.org. Cards may also be picked up in the Auditor’s Office. County residents can call toll-free 1-877-321-2652 or visit www.nacorx.org for assistance with the program.

— Rushville Republican