Indiana Counties Offer Citizens Significant Savings Through Drug Card Program

Indiana Citizens have now saved more than 10 Million Dollars thanks to Indiana counties that have signed on to a free program offered by the National Association of Counties (NACo). The NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card Program sounds too good to be true, but NACo's Membership Marketing Director Andrew Goldschmidt says neither counties nor NACo make any money from the program. More than a thousand counties nationwide are participating which is about a third of the nation's counties. As of June 2008, 50 of Indiana's 92 counties had joined. Average savings per prescription nationwide is averaging at about 20-percent. Goldschmidt says the program was eight years in the planning stages, which began after NACo surveyed its members on what services would be helpful. Not surprising...county officials responded that their citizens needed relief from the high cost of prescription drugs. The program does not act as insurance, but rather more like a discount grocery card. Drug cards will be available at participating pharmacies and at many local county offices.

(Note to radio reporters: Click on the attachments below for soundbites and cut sheet as well as a newscall that includes newscall with all cuts.)

Additional Information:

  • See news video clips from around the country about the NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card on You Tube. Click here to view.
  • To learn more about the discount drug card program, click here.

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Cut sheet for NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card Program.doc71 KB
Drug Card Newscall.mp35.35 MB
NACo Stats August 2008.pdf64.77 KB