Thursday, December 20, 2007

Drug Discount Card Available

Discount Drug Card Launched

LABELLE, FL. -- Governor Charlie Crist has announced the launch of the Florida Discount Drug Card, which will provide eligible Floridians savings on drugs at over 3,000 participating pharmacies.  An easy-to-use Web site,, is available to help consumers learn which drugs are discounted and find participating pharmacies. Participants can also choose a mail order option by calling the Florida Discount Drug Card help line.

"Access to affordable prescription drugs enhances every person�s quality of life as well as the vitality of our state, and many working families and seniors struggle to afford their medications," Governor Crist said.  "The Florida Discount Drug Card is easy to use and will help lower the cost of prescription drugs for many who need them."

Individuals qualify for the card if they are age 60 and older and do not have prescription drug coverage or if they are in the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage gap. Individuals, families and seniors under age 60 may be eligible if they have an annual income of less than 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Level and do not have prescription drug coverage. 

Qualifying annual incomes for individuals under age 60 are up to $30,636 for an individual, $41,076 for a family of two and $61,956 for a family of four.  Income limits for other family sizes are also available on the Web site.

There is no application fee for the Florida Discount Drug Card; however, there is a one time $1.50 activation fee added onto the posted cost of the first prescription filled only.  If the pharmacy�s usual and customary price is lower than the Florida Discount Drug price, the customer will pay the lower price.  Additionally, if the customer qualifies for any other prescription discounts, they will always pay the lowest price.

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