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Brooks announces Monroe County Prescription Discount Program reaches $10 Million in savings

Brooks announces Monroe County Prescription Discount Program reaches $10 Million in savings
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that local residents have collectively saved over $10,000,000 through the Monroe County Prescription Discount Program, a County-sponsored initiative that helps individuals and families save money on the cost of prescription drugs. The program, a testament to Brooks’ steadfast commitment to fiscal responsibility, was launched in August of 2010 and costs nothing for participants or Monroe County taxpayers.
 
“I’m extremely proud to announce that the Monroe County Prescription Discount Program has helped to save local families over $10 million. Those are real dollars that have stayed in the pockets of taxpayers across our community, simply because they signed-up for a free program that is available to everyone,”said Brooks.“Best of all, these savings come at no cost for Monroe County or local taxpayers, meaning our Discount Program has helped to save local families over $10 million without accounting for a single penny in the County Budget.”
 
The Monroe County Prescription Discount Program provides savings on the purchase of prescription drugs for the uninsured and underinsured. It is free and open to all Monroe County residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage. Since its launch in August of 2010, local pharmacies have filled almost 200,000prescriptions for participants who presented the card, yielding an average savings 65% per script. The program is accepted by most pharmacies locally and over 55,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, and also provides additional savings on Vision, Lasik, and Hearing services.
 
Any resident that does not currently have a card, but would like to join the program, should contact ProAct at 1-877-776-2285, visit www.nyrxdiscountcard.com, or click on the “Healthy Savings” icon at www.monroecounty.gov. Cards are also available at participating local pharmacies.
 
ProAct administers its Prescription Discount Card Program in 51 counties across New York State and is endorsed by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). Participating counties have collectively filled over 3.3 million scripts, amounting to over $135 million in savings.