In 2004 Montgomery County participated as a pilot county in the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Prescription Discount Card Program. Since then Montgomery County residents have saved more than $20 million in prescription drug costs and filled more than 1.2 million prescriptions. The program offers residents an average 24 percent savings off the retail cost of commonly prescribed medications. County Executive Isiah Leggett was joined by County Health Officer Dr. Ulder Tilman, NACo Executive Director Larry Naake, and CVS Caremark Director of Consumer Programs Aaron King in announcing the County’s success with the program:
“We are committed to improving access to health care for our low-income and uninsured individuals,” said Leggett, “and the Montgomery Rx program is providing real savings to community residents. We are proud to be a participating county with NACo’s program.”
“NACo’s Prescription Discount Card Program has been a phenomenal success since the program was launched in 2004 with the help of Montgomery County,” said Naake. “Since then, more than $400 million has been saved by Americans with $20 million saved right here in Montgomery County. One of the key reasons why this program has been so successful nationally is that it was implemented in 17 pilot counties, with Montgomery County serving as the first, and remains the most successful participating county in the nation.”
“With access to healthcare on the local and national agenda, it is important that we offer residents ways to save money,” said Tillman. “The Montgomery Rx program has proven that is saves residents money and it is part of our efforts to improve access to health care for low-income and uninsured residents.”
To learn more about this program, please visit the NACo website.