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April 15, 2014

Kansas City renews prescription discount program

Kansas City is renewing its participation in the Coast2Coast prescription discount card program, which metro area residents can use at participating pharmacies. You don’t have to live in Kansas City to participate.

Kansas City is renewing its participation in the Coast2Coast prescription discount card program, which metro area residents can use at participating pharmacies. You don’t have to live in Kansas City to participate.

The card initially targeted people with no insurance, but others might find it helpful for prescriptions not covered by insurance or if they have a high deductible. It also can be used for pet prescriptions.

The city receives a royalty for each prescription filled. The money, about $30,000 a year, goes to the Employee Health Care Trust, which oversees the city’s self-funded health care plan and a free employee health clinic. It also offers wellness and health education programs.

To download a free card, go to

www.coast2coastrx.com/cities/mo/kansascity or kcmo.gov/prescriptioncard. A list of participating pharmacies is at coast2coastrx.com/index.php/pharmacy-locator.

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