Cobb County helping residents cut costs on their meds

Cobb County helping residents cut costs on their meds

Posted: Updated:
COBB COUNTY, Ga. -

Free drug discount cards often help residents cut prescription costs. And, these days there are still quite a few people can't afford to pay for their meds.

To help, Cobb County launched a new prescription drug discount program called The Coast2Coast Rx card at the end of 2012. Many people are now taking advantage of the savings.

The Coast2Coast Rx card is a free prescription discount card that allows all county residents -- regardless of income, age or health status -- to participate in the program and save on their medications.

It provides discounts on more than 60,000 brand name and generic drugs, with savings up to 75 percent.

The card is not insurance; it's just a discount. It covers an entire family and cardholders save on both brand name and generic drugs.  

In 2012, cardholders saved a national average of 60 percent on the cost of their prescription drugs.

The card can also be used for savings on dental care, vision care, hearing care, lab work, imaging, diabetic supplies and even veterinary services. For example, Humboldt County in Florida announced recently that Coast2Coast Rx saved its residents more than $1 million on the cost of their prescription drugs in the three years it's been available.

Cards are available at libraries, county health facilities and may be printed at coast2coastrx.com

CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO WATCH TACOMA'S REPORT!

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

  • Good Day Atlanta Extra

    Paula Deen: 'I'm happier, more solid, I'm smarter'

    Paula Deen: 'I'm happier, more solid, I'm smarter'

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:14:12 GMT
    Celebrity chef Paula Deen says she is 'happier and smarter' after a controversial year in the spotlight. Deen joined Good Day's Paul Milliken to candidly discuss the lessons she's learned, and her hopes for the future.
    Celebrity chef Paula Deen says she is 'happier and smarter' after a controversial year in the spotlight. Deen joined Good Day's Paul Milliken to candidly discuss the lessons she's learned, and her hopes for the future.
  • Virginia-Highland restaurant gets facelift, pays it forward

    Virginia-Highland restaurant gets facelift, pays it forward

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:12:15 GMT
     It's been a traditional watering hole for a quarter of a century.  And now, Highland Tap is celebrating a new look by helping out a neighbor.  
    It's been a traditional watering hole for a quarter of a century. And now, Highland Tap is celebrating a new look by helping out a neighbor. Highland Tap is a popular restaurant/bar in Atlanta's historic Virignia-Highland neighborhood. The restaurant closed down
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices