Louisiana Drug Card Media Center
Louisiana Drug Card partners with Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital
The Louisiana Drug Card has been working closely with Children’s Miracle Network affiliated hospitals to distribute free discount prescription cards so that all Louisiana residents will have access Louisiana Drug Card to discounted drugs.
Thus far, it has helped residents save over $47 million since its inception in 2009. It is accepted at over 68,000 participating regional and national pharmacies.
You can help raise funds for CMN by encouraging your patients to print a free Louisiana Drug Card at www.louisianadrugcard.c om. Louisiana Drug Card is also available as an app for iPhone and Android.
Starting March 19 until May 6, Rite Aid customers in the Greater Baton Rouge area can help build a new freestanding children’s hospital for kids across Louisiana.
Here’s how you can help. Visit any of the Greater Baton Rouge and Morgan City area Rite Aid stores and purchase a Miracle Balloon at the register. When you purchase a Miracle Balloon, you’ll receive $7 in coupon savings for great products like Kleenex tissue, Colgate toothbrushes, GE light bulbs, and Advil. Then, take a photo while holding your Miracle Balloon and share on social media and invite your friends to join in support of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.
You can also help simply by purchasing your prescriptions at Rite Aid Pharmacy and use the Louisiana Drug Card at the register. United Networks of America makes a donation to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital each time the Louisiana Drug Card is used at the pharmacy. The Louisiana Drug Card allows you to qualify for discounts on medications and other health, vision, and dental related services. Download your free Louisiana Drug Card here.
Since 1994, Rite Aid has raised more than $50 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 6, 2014 - The Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) has officially partnered with the Louisiana Drug Card in order to provide a FREE prescription assistance program to its patients, employees, and others. The Louisiana Drug Card was launched in 2007 in an effort to make prescription medications more affordable for the uninsured, as well as the underinsured. The Louisiana Drug Card can be used for savings of up to 75% on prescription medications at more than 56,000 pharmacies nationwide.
"I believe this is an easy and innovative solution that may help Louisiana's citizens get the prescription drugs they need at a cost they can afford," said Jeffery Williams, Executive Vice President and CEO of the LSMS.
The card discounts both brand and generic prescription medications for those individuals without prescription coverage. Additionally, individuals who have prescription drug coverage may still qualify and receive discounts on medications not covered by their insurance plan. In order to obtain a card, simply print one at www.lsms.org or www.louisianadrugcard.com.
(Baton Rouge, LA) – RxResource.org announced that Louisiana Drug Card has been voted "The Best Prescription Assistance Program in Louisiana for 2012". Programs were rated by industry professionals across the following categories: Program Access, Program Benefits, Customer Support, Prescription Formulary List, Drug Discounts, and Network Coverage. Louisiana Drug Card was launched March 2007 and has saved Louisianans over $12 million on their prescription drug costs.
About Louisiana Drug Card
Louisiana Drug Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program open to all residents. There are no forms to fill out and no restrictions on membership. Louisiana Drug Card is currently working with numerous organizations, clinics and hospitals to help create awareness of the program. This program was created to help uninsured and underinsured Louisianans afford their prescription medications, but those with health insurance can use the program on non-covered drugs. Both brand and generic medications are eligible for discounts ranging from 30%-75%. Everyone living or working in Louisiana can obtain a free card, search drug pricing and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.louisianadrugcard.com. Anyone not able to obtain a card can visit any CVS/pharmacy in Louisiana and ask to have their prescription processed through the Louisiana Drug Card. CVS/pharmacy has been named the preferred pharmacy for the program by offering this service to residents. Louisiana Drug Card is accepted at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country, including all major chains. For more information, visit the website at www.louisianadrugcard.com.
About Rx Resource
Rx Resource is a site designed to provide knowledge and support to individuals looking to simplify the confusing maze of discount programs and patient assistance programs that have appeared in recent years. Rx Resource provides a wide array of information, services and expertise for those looking for healthcare relief. For more information, visit the website at www.RxResource.org.
For many, health and prescription insurance isn't a necessity. It's a luxury. It's just too expensive for many families—families that often forgo much needed prescriptions for food and clothing. But as KPLC's Laila Morcos tells us, thousands of families have a new option that's offering a way to get affordable prescriptions.
What's in pill bottles may be life saving, but for some, the cost is just too high. "Premiums are going up. They're covering less and less things." Annie Claire Bass says health insurance and prescription drugs prices are an expensive option many families are doing without, until now.
Annie Claire Bass is the Program Manager for the Louisiana Drug Card—a free discount prescription program that seems almost unbelievable. "This card has no restrictions and no fees and there's no eligibility ways to receive this vehicle but anyone can use this card."
So how do you go about getting one of these cards? It's very easy. Just inquire at any healthcare facility or your pharmacy. "You simply bring the card to your local pharmacy and give the card to your pharmacist and they give you the discount." A discount anywhere from five to 25 % off. It's a low cost guarantee card. "You're either going to get the discount that's with that card, or you're going to get the lowest cost that pharmacy paid for that particular drug."
Plus, you can use it nationwide at most pharmacies. That way when you're trying to get these expensive medicines filled, it won't be as costly to your wallet.
The drug card has been made available through the non-profit group Louisiana Health Care Alliance and United Networks of America.
The Louisiana Drug Card Program is giving free prescription discount cards to every Louisiana resident. There are no restrictions on age or income, and no paperwork to fill out. Since the program's inception, 34,685 people have enrolled and saved over 1.5 million dollars. Saving on prescription drugs is as easy as logging onto www.louisianadrugcard.com and typing your name and your e-mail address to download a personalized card. The discount cards are generated instantly after registration and can be printed out and used immediately.
According to the US Census Bureau, between 2004 and 2006, the three year average of those without health insurance was estimated at 18.6% of Louisiana's population.
The Louisiana Drug Card Program also provides discounts on such things as eye glasses, contacts, LASIK surgery, hearing exams and hearing aids. Card users can expect to save an average of 23 to 30 percent and in some instances users can save up to 75 percent on prescriptions drugs. The discounts apply to virtually every drug that requires a prescription and is not limited to brand name drugs or drugs made by certain pharmaceutical companies.
"We see the need for the Louisiana Drug Card Program and we hope to reach more residents of our state in the 2008 campaign of the program. We also want to thank groups like Rite Aid, Louisiana Health Plan, Louisiana Department of Social Services, LA CHIP, Health Access America, New Orleans Dept. of Health, Baton Rouge Clinic and many others who have helped to reach people who need more affordable prescriptions. We also invite any other organizations who need access to the program for there employees or patients." Annie Claire Bass, Program Director, stated.
The prescription drug card isn't unique to just Louisiana. In fact, a version of this card is distributed in New York, Alabama, Texas, New Jersey, Ohio, Utah, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado and Tennessee.
The cards are valid at more than 50,000 national and regional pharmacies and include such places as Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Target, CVS, Winn-Dixie and many others. Visitors can find participating pharmacies in their area by clicking the "pharmacy locator" tab on the home page of the Louisiana Drug Card's website.
The Louisiana drug card can be used by those Louisiana residents who are uninsured or underinsured and who do not qualify for publicly funded programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs. The program even covers some pet medications that are offered at the participating pharmacies. A complete list of prescriptions that are discounted by this program can be found on the website by clicking on the "medication pricing" link.
The program has a "Spirit" and a "Freedom" program and Louisiana residents are encouraged to register for both cards to maximize their savings.
For more information on the Louisiana Prescription Drug Card Program visit www.louisianadrugcard.com. For anyone needing assistance in getting a card or understanding how to use it, call 1-877-321-6755.
About United Networks of America
United Networks of America is one of the largest providers of value added managed care products and services in the Unites States with more than 380,000 participating Providers serving more than 30.2 million members. UNA clients include Insurance Companies, Associations, Unions, Universities, TPA's, City, Federal and State Governments, School Systems, Value Added Programs, and large Employers. For more information about United Networks of America, visit www.unitednetworksofamerica.com.