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Oswego County Residents Enjoy More than $4,000,000 in savings with Discount Cards

Submitted by the New York State Association of Counties
The ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program has been available to Oswego County residents for just over four years.

The discount card was introduced to the county to ensure that local residents with little or no prescription coverage can obtain their medications at an affordable price.

At the start of the program discount cards were mailed directly to every household within the county.

Cards were also made available, and are still available, at county agencies such as the Department of Social Services, Health Department, Department of Aging, as well as local pharmacies for residents to obtain if they do not have a card of their own.

ProAct has made it possible to print out your own discount card via their website at www.NYRxDiscountCard.com

The Oswego County discount card program covers every medication, including some pet medications.

Cards are accepted at most pharmacies within Oswego County and at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, ensuring easy access to these valuable savings.

The program has been made available to residents at absolutely no cost to the county or to the tax payers and has no fees associated with filling a prescription with the card.

Simply present the discount card at your local pharmacy whenever picking up a prescription medication and start saving immediately.

Savings for the program have also been extended to include vision, hearing, LASIK services, as well as a low-cost dental coverage program.

Oswego County is one of many counties across 10 states who have committed to helping lower prescription drug costs for their uninsured residents by endorsing the ProAct Discount Card Program. Local pharmacies in the county have filled more than 140,000 prescriptions at an average savings of 48% per prescription, helping to save residents more than $4 million in just over four years.

The discount card program is saving residents an average of 10-20% on their brand name medications and 20-70% on their generic medications.

The program is endorsed by the New York State Association of Counties, a bipartisan municipal association serving the counties of New York State including the city of New York.

Organized in 1925, NYSAC’s mission is to represent, educate and advocate for member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.

“The cost of health care, especially in the midst of this recession, is a challenge to those without insurance or those on a fixed income who have gaps in their insurance coverage,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario. “This program continues to provide New Yorkers with real savings on their prescriptions.”

The discount card program is saving residents an average of 10-20% on their brand name medications and 20-70% on their generic medications.

For more information regarding the Oswego County Discount Card Program, feel free to contact the ProAct Help Desk toll free at 1-877-776-2285 or visit their website at www.NYRxDiscountCard.com