You may be eligible to have discounted prescriptions in Maryland

You may be eligible to have discounted prescriptions in Maryland
Posted at 2:01 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 03:27:51-04

If you need help paying for your prescriptions, a complimentary discount card may be able to help. 

Maryland's largest association of physicians, The Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi), distributes the Maryland Rx Card, which can generate savings up to 75 percent and can be used at more than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide. 

The card helps uninsured and under-insured residents who have trouble affording their prescriptions. People across the state have already saved more than $124 million since the program started. 

“MedChi physicians are committed to providing the best possible care to their patients, and medication prices have risen over 200% in the last decade,” said MedChi CEO Gene Ransom.  “Maryland Rx Card can help make some prescriptions more affordable, and that's why we made the card available to our member physicians for sharing with their patients,” he added.

The Maryland Rx Card is available to those without health insurance or patients whose health insurance doesn't include prescription benefits, and all Maryland residents are eligible. 

In addition to helping your wallet, a donation is made to the John's Hopkins Children's Center every time the program is used.  

Maryland residents can print a discount card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies. To get the card click here