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Pasco County launches prescription saving program for residents
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Pasco County launches prescription saving program for residents

Pasco County, FL -- Today Pasco County launched the Points of Care prescription savings program, available to all residents regardless of age, income, or pre-existing conditions. 

Points of Care is a no-cost savings program that saves residents up to 50% off their prescription medications, diabetes supplies, durable medical equipment and hearing aids. 

The program is designed to assist residents who do not have prescription drug coverage through their insurance or if there are medications that are not covered through insurance.

"The Board of County Commissioners actively sought a program at no expense to the County that reduces prescription costs for residents and generates revenue to support the Human Services Division," Scott Stromer, purchasing director for Pasco County said in a release. "First and foremost, the program is designed to help residents save money, especially those who are unable to secure insurance or experiencing financial difficulties in the current economic environment."

Points of Care is administered by Universal Rx, a prescription benefit management company based in Roanoke, Virginia founded in 1995. Universal Rx provides services and benefits that improve health outcomes and reduce overall healthcare costs for clients and members.

"We are excited to help the residents of Pasco County save money on prescription medications," Jan Sessor, President of Universal Rx said in a statement. "During difficult economic times, savings is important and can mean the difference of prescriptions being purchased or not each month. We are confident that our savings program will make a difference for the people in Pasco County, and more importantly, bring a little relief to the high cost of medications."

Residents can visit www.PascoRxCard.com to print a card and start saving today. Residents can also pick up the prescription savings cards at locations throughout the County, including Community Services Offices and Libraries. Please visit www.PascoRxCard.com or contact the County’s Customer Service Center at (727) 847-2411 for a list of card pick up locations and participating pharmacies. Residents simply present their card at one of over 45,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Kmart, Publix, Sam’s Club, Sweetbay, Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, and Winn-Dixie to begin saving.

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