80 million people in the United States are uninsured and underinsured. In the last two years, 40% of the U.S. population either didn’t buy medicine they needed or reduced the required dosage because of the high cost!
Health care coverage is one of the top concerns for people in our community. United Way is committed to helping increase access to affordable heath care and getting everyone the medicine they need. Many people who live and work in our community struggle to pay their bills and have to choose between getting the medicine they need and paying for food, rent or utilities.
We are pleased to partner with FamilyWize to offer this important free prescription discount card program to help everyone in our community. The FamilyWize program has saved 10 million people over $1 billion in prescription drug costs through partnerships in 100,000 communities across the United States.
Local Quick Facts
- Brazoria County Population: 346,312
- % in Poverty: 9.9%
- % Un-Insured: 15.17%
- # of People Helped (2014-2015): 9,854
- $ Saved through FamilyWize Program (2008-2016): $716,814
How Does the Card Work?
Simply give the card to the pharmacist with your prescription. An instant discount (varies by medication) is applied to your prescription medicine. The card provides pharmacy discounts (up to 75%) on all FDA approved prescription medicine not covered by insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or other benefit plans. You pay either the discounted price or the pharmacy's retail price, whichever is lower.
Just click the link above to download a card.
Take it to one of the 60,000 participating pharmacies to begin saving immediately.