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Town Signs Up for New, Free Prescription Drug Discount Program

It's offered by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities for residents of its member towns and cities including Clinton.

 

A message from the Clinton First Selectman's office:

The Town of Clinton, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, is now providing a new prescription discount card that will provide uninsured and under-insured residents steep savings on prescription medicines.

Clinton is a member of CCM and this new program is only available to CCM member-communities.

In Connecticut, over 10 percent of Connecticut residents – nearly 360,000 people – currently lack health insurance and prescription plans and another 800,000 residents are under-insured. There are over 50 million uninsured individuals living in the United States.

The “Town of Clinton Prescription Drug Discount Card” helps residents save money on their prescription medications any time their prescription is not covered by insurance.  This new prescription discount card will provide immediate fiscal relief at the pharmacy counter for uninsured and under-insured residents and offers the following features and benefits:

  • Anyone can participate regardless of age or income;
  • All prescription medications are covered including pet prescriptions that can be filled at a pharmacy;
  • There is no cost to the municipality or to participating residents;
  • Cost savings average 45% ;
  • There are over 63,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Stop and Shop, and Big Y, and many independent pharmacies;
  • Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik services.

William Fritz, First Selectman of Clinton, said, “This is a great solution to a pressing issue that will positively impact residents in need across Clinton.”

“CCM is pleased to offer this valuable community service to Clinton,” said CCM Executive Director and CEO Jim Finley. “Many families are struggling and even some families with health insurance may not have all their prescriptions covered. This program will help them save money on any medicines not covered by their insurance.”

Each residence in Clinton will receive a “Town of Clinton Falls Prescription Discount Card” by direct mail which they may use at any participating retail pharmacy. 

Cards may be used by all town residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage.  There are no enrollment forms, membership fees, restrictions or limits on frequency of use for residents.  Cardholders and their family members are encouraged to use the cards any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.  Cards will also be printed by visiting www.CTRxDiscountCard.com, and selecting Clinton from the drop-down menu.

Barb November 29, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Fay, Do you know when these cards will be available? Clinton is not in the drop-down list on the CCM website yet. This is a wonderful program! It should be a big help to lots of local families. Very excited to here it will also cover pet prescriptions!
Lily Waterhouse January 29, 2013 at 07:53 PM
I'm looking for a database to compare drug prices with what I pay now using my RxDrugCard.
Leah Saunders March 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM
They are and have been available for the last few months...visit the town hall if you don't have one. They were mailed to every home in Clinton.
Pete March 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Was that a joke or do they really cover pet prescriptions? I really don't know how to feel about that. On one hand pets will get the meds they need but at the same time i am sure that my taxes are paying for someones pet. Living with in your means includes pets in my opinion. Another example of our law makers wasting tax dollars.
Pete March 25, 2013 at 01:58 PM
I remember thinking it was junk mail. It looked sort off like an advertisement. As much as i hate paying extra taxes i do believe this will benefit some people in town.
Leah Saunders March 25, 2013 at 08:56 PM
This program does not effect your local taxes...and yes I know people who have saved thousands already...it was a program being offered to other towns...all we had to do was ask for it...it should help many.

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