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PRESS CONFERENCE: GREATER NEW YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PROVIDING FREE PRESCRIPTION DRUG CARD

October 2010


The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that they have partnered with New York Rx Card to provide a new statewide discount drug card program. The program, which is free to all New Yorkers, will provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs with an average savings of around 30%. Greater New York Chamber member, Mary Greenidge saved more than $1300.00 on just one prescription – a greater discount than her Union program.

New Yorkers can download a free card by visiting the program’s website at www.NewYorkRxCard.com. Residents without internet access can pick up cards at the New York Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, K-Mart Pharmacy will provide a discount without a card; simply tell the pharmacists to run your prescription through the New York Rx Card program. The program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to fill out. New York Rx Card is accepted at over 64,000 pharmacies nationwide and most pharmacies in New York.

New York Rx Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured citizens of New York 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-covered drugs. The New York Rx Card can also be used by individuals who do not qualify for publicly funded programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. "This program is a helpful tool that will help the residents of New York offset rising health care costs," states Program Director, Chez Ciccone. "This program couldn't have come at a better time as the economy continues to leave more people without jobs and benefits."

The New York Rx Card is a solution to the confusing maze of discount prescription programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs only cover certain drugs, charge fees, and some have membership restrictions such as age and income requirements. New Yorkers can download a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies at www.NewYorkRxCard.com.