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United Way offers prescription card

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EAGLE COUNTY — Help is here to lower the cost of medicine, thanks to a free drug prescription savings card provided by the United Way of Eagle River Valley.

"No one should be forced to choose between paying for food, rent or medicine because of the high cost of prescriptions. That's why we've partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription savings cards to everyone in the Eagle River Valley," said John Genova, United Way board president.

FamilyWize cards immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 40 percent or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. With the card, customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine 80 percent of the time.

These cards can be used by everyone in the community, not just people without insurance. They can even be used by people with health benefits, including Medicaid or Medicare. The cards are free with no age or income restrictions. Additionally, no enrollment or personal information needed. Participating pharmacies include CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Vail Valley Pharmacy, Edwards Medical Center, City Market, Eagle Pharmacy, Safeway and Walmart.

People with Internet access can go to unitedwayeagle.org or www.Family Wize.org to print a card.