Dallas County Launches Prescription Drug Savings Program

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On Tuesday, September 8 at 11:00 AM Dallas County Commissioner Ken Mayfield and Financial Marketing Concepts Inc., (FMC) will hold a press conference to launch a new Rx prescription drug discount program in the Commissioner’s Court located at the County Administration Building, 411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202.

Once launched the new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program, which has saved cardholders an average of 38% on the cost of prescription drugs over the last two years. Even pets and family members living outside the county are able to take part in the program. The Rx card will be distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Dallas County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.

“With healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens county families are facing at a time when they need it the most,” said Commissioner Ken Mayfield. There are no eligibility requirements so the Rx card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents, residents facing high insurance deductibles and will allow savings for persons in need of prescriptions not covered by their current plans.

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Providing savings for residents through the Rx program will come at no expense to Dallas County; in fact FMC will pay the county a royalty for each filled prescription and the royalty does not increase cardholder cost. Besides the discounts on prescriptions, the

card also provides substantial discounts for lab and imaging tests so uninsured residents will be able to save even more money on their healthcare costs for these benefits.

“FMC is proud to assist residents of Dallas County to save money on the cost of their prescriptions,” said Edward W. Rahn, President of FMC.

The Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at most participating pharmacies. Residents will also be able to print the Rx card, check their prescription prices and view the nearest participating locations at coast2coastrx.com

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