Prescription Drug Card To Bring Relief To Citizens

People in Greenville can start knocking about 20 percent off what they pay for their prescriptions.

The city of Greenville says free prescription drug discount cards are now available to its residents. The discount cards offer city residents an average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

The discount cards have no restrictions based on the residents age, income level, or existing health coverage. The National League of Cities card can be used at about 25 pharmacies around the city, and tens of thousands around the country.

"In the current economic climate, where many people are watching what they spend, Greenville is happy to partner with the National League of Cities to make this prescription discount card available for our residents," said Human Resources Director Gerry Case. "Whether or not an individual has prescription coverage, this program can make it easier for our residents to afford the drugs they need to deal with a short-term illness or stay healthy by managing a chronic condition."

Greenville residents can pick up the cards at city hall or any of the city libraries.

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  • by To non Greenville Resident Location: from Mom on Oct 22, 2009 at 11:18 AM
    My 3 children are on a separate insurance policy from my husband. We received a letter from BCBS in September informing us that his monthly payments would increase by $75.00. We're self employed and can't afford that kind of money.I called BCBS and the lady said the reason we are getting an increase is because of the Government programs that have been exhausted.She said Medicaid and the state welfare programs need the money.So they're going to raise the monthly premiums of insured citizens in order to cover the expenses from these programs. We searched high and low for insurance before we got canceled from BCBS. But do you think they care?
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2009 at 11:12 AM
    so in answer to me in Greenville--we are still paying for those who do not have insurance.Why does this not suprise me.
  • by Non Greenville Resident Location: Pitt Co on Oct 22, 2009 at 09:11 AM
    To Me: You might want to rethink dropping your husband's health insurance with three kids and a sick spouse. We pay almost twice as much in health insurance and we have fewer children. So it sounds like you were getting a deal - especially if you're paying that much in Rx on a monthly basis.
  • by B Location: Pitt County resident on Oct 22, 2009 at 08:08 AM
    I found further info about the card at: I was wondering how it worked in conjunction with people's insurance copays and found this: "city residents and their family members can use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance." So, apparently if you have insurance you are screwed, as usual, as well as if you are not a Greenville city resident. Why am I not surprised?
  • by Marty Location: Thomasville on Oct 22, 2009 at 07:34 AM
    Everybody can get a RX Drug Card at Thanks, Marty
  • by me Location: not in pitt county. on Oct 22, 2009 at 07:20 AM
    How about the people outside of Pitt County??? Don't we deserve some breaks too? I pay anywhere from $200 - $310 a month JUST for my husbands medicine. That doesn't include my 3 children...And don't even say anything about getting Social Services to help...I've been down there so many times we're on a first name basis now. Both me and my husband work.We had to drop his insurance because it went up to $424.00 a month. Who can afford that? Every time I apply for help I get told the same ole story...we make too much money.Are we suppose to go without the medicine? A poor family doesn't stand a chance anymore. There isn't a middle class anymore. You're either rich or poor.Maybe if we quit our jobs and stayed home the government would take care of us.We could get free food,free medical,free housing.Everything all those FREE LOADERS out there are getting now.They're the reason us HONEST HARD WORKING people can't anything.I guess the real difference in me and them is I CARE.
  • by Non Greenville Resident Location: Pitt Co on Oct 22, 2009 at 06:06 AM
    Anonymous- Chances are the reason you don't live in Greenville is because of high taxes and crime ... so don't sweat it ... it all works out in the end. Be happy that someone, somewhere, is able to save a whopping 20%.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2009 at 05:14 AM
    Does anyone know if it will actually save you money if you have a prescription copay? Or will the savings go straight to blue cross?
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2009 at 04:42 AM
    I guess the people who do not live in Greeville do not get anything. Maybe we should all go to the next city and take them our business.I work in Greenville so why slap me because I don't live in the city. And you call this fair!!!!!!!

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