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“Free Drug Card Has Saved Washington Residents $2.6 Million”

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(Olympia, WA) – Washington residents have saved over $2.6 million on prescription medications since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program.

Washington Drug Card, which offers free discount drug cards to residents, was launched in August, 2008. The program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out. Anyone interested in receiving a free card can visit www.WashingtonDrugCard.com.

Washington Drug Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Washington afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs. This includes people enrolled in Medicare Part D.

"Washington Drug Card has helped many residents get the medications that they so desperately need. We will continue our efforts to create awareness for the program and to establish new card distribution sites so that all residents will have access to this program," said Washington Drug Card, Program Development Director, Eric Brown.

Washingtonians can download a "FREE" card by visiting www.WashingtonDrugCard.com. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can simply visit any Safeway pharmacy location and ask the pharmacist to process their prescription through the Washington Drug Card. The card is accepted at over 50,000 pharmacies around the country. Washington residents can download a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies at www.WashingtonDrugCard.com.


“State Residents Saving on Drugs”

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As the health care debate rages in the "other" Washington, state residents have saved more than $2.6 million on prescription medications since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program backed by the private sector.

Washington Drug Card was launched last August to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans.

The program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out. Anyone interested in receiving a free card can visit www.WashingtonDrugCard.com.

Washington Drug Card was developed by a non-profit organization with funding support by pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. This program is not affiliated with the state of Washington, which offers a prescription drug discount program that is open to groups and individuals, called the Washington Prescription Drug Program. Enroll in the WPDP program is available by visiting www.rx.wa.gov.


“Washington Drug Card Announces New Program”

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(Olympia, WA) – Washington Drug Card is now offering associations, businesses, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, and healthcare facilities the ability to private label the free drug card program. This option will allow them to create their own custom cards so that they can receive credit for delivering the valuable savings offered through this free statewide prescription drug card program.

Washington Drug Card announced earlier in the week that the pharmacy discount program has already saved residents over $2.6 million. Washington Drug Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Washington afford their prescription medications. This program is not funded with any State or Federal funds unlike similar programs around the country. In a time when healthcare, and the public funding of healthcare programs, is such a hot topic in America. Washington Drug Card is showing that there are viable options to fund these programs without using tax payers' money.

Washingtonians can download a "FREE" card by visiting www.WashingtonDrugCard.com. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can simply visit any Safeway pharmacy location.


“Washington Drug Card Saves Millions For Residents”

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Washington state's drug card program has saved residents more than $2.6 million since it was launched in August of last year, program officials have announced.

The Washington Drug Card helps people who are uninsured or underinsured but can be used by anyone, even those who have insurance if they use the card for drugs not covered by their plan. The card is funded by pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies and accepted at more than 50,000 different locations across the country.

The state says there are no restrictions, no income requirements, no age limits, and no application to fill out. The average savings are between 30 and 75 percent off on drugs.

You can sign up for a free car at www.washingtondrugcard.com.


“Washington Drug Card Saves State $2.6 Million”

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(Olympia, WA) – A free prescription drug discount card being rolled out in states across the country has saved residents of Washington state $2.6 million, the company that distributes the cards announced Tuesday.

The Washington Drug Card, launched in August 2008 by United Networks of America, is designed to assist uninsured and underinsured residents pay for their medications.

"Washington Drug Card has helped many residents get the medications that they so desperately need," Washington Drug Card program development director Eric Brown said in a statement. "We will continue our efforts to create awareness for them program and to establish new card distribution sites so that all residents will have access to this program."


“Washington's Drug Card Program Has Saved Residents $2.6M”

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(Olympia, WA) – Washington Drug Card Announces New Program. Washington residents have saved more than $2.6 million on prescription medications since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program.

Washington Drug Card, which offers free discount drug cards to residents, was launched in August 2008. The program has no restrictions to membership, income requirements or age limitations and there are no applications to fill out.

"Washington Drug Card has helped many residents get the medications that they so desperately need," said the program's development director, Eric Brown. 'We will continue our efforts to create awareness for the program and to establish new card distribution sites so that all residents will have access to this program."

The program was launched to help the state's uninsured and underinsured residents afford prescription medications. However, it can also be used by those who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans.

Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use the program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs. This includes people enrolled in Medicare Part D. The card is accepted at more than 50,000 pharmacies around the country.


“Prescription Medication Assistance in the Pacific Northwest”

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The cost of prescription medications can be overwhelming. There are a number of prescription assistance programs in the Pacific Northwest available to help you.

The Drug Card:
The Washington Drug Card will provide you with prescription medication savings of up to 75% at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country including Safeway, Fred Meyer, Albertsons Sav-on, BI-MART, QFC, Kmart, Shopko, Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, and many more. To obtain your free savings card, simply visit www.washingtondrugcard.com. You can create as many cards as you need. Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska also offer free savings programs. To obtain a card in your respective state, please visit one of the following websites: Oregon (www.oregonrxcard.com), Idaho (www.idahorxcard.com), Montana (www.montanarxcard.com), and Alaska (www.alaskarxcard.com).