"After I had to leave my job because of health problems, and my COBRA ran out, I was unable to afford individual insurance premiums. That left me with out-of-pocket expenses of nearly $6,000 a year for the prescription medications necessary to treat my conditions.
I first heard about the Sedgwick County Commission’s approval of a prescription discount program on the evening news and immediately signed up for the county’s e-mail newsletter, so I would know when it went into effect. The program has far exceeded my expectations!
First, it was so easy…There were no forms to fill out, no interviews. All I had to do was walk in the door and ask at the front desk and the receptionist handed me the card and information. Since virtually every pharmacy in the county accepts the card, it was also easy to use. My pharmacy entered the card information into my record and I began receiving the discounts right away.
Secondly, and of course, most importantly, I have also saved a great deal of money with Sedgwick County’s program. Since I first began using it last February, I have saved a total of 17 percent on my medications. That will amount to about $1,000 over the course of a year!
What I feel is an added benefit has been the ability to return my business to a local pharmacy. Without any prescription coverage, I felt it was necessary to purchase my medications at one of the large, national “discount” stores to save money. But with my Sedgwick County card, I have transferred everything back to a local family-owned pharmacy. So the program also helps strengthen our local business community."
—Danielle F., Sedgwick County, KS