HOBOKEN – A new prescription drug savings program will launch next week in Hoboken, according to a city press release.
The Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all city residents to participate in the program and “save on the cost of their medications.”
The city was approached by the Heinz Foundation to discuss the program, and Hoboken jumped on board. The official announcement and launch of the program will come on Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. at City Hall.
“There are no eligibility requirements, so the Rx card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents, residents facing high insurance deductibles, and will allow savings for persons in need of prescriptions not covered by their current plans,” said Heinz Foundation President Jeffrey Lewis in a release.
Cards will be distributed free of charge at most participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries and health facilities, and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Hoboken, and throughout the nation, according to a city release.
“With healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens Hoboken families are facing at a time when they need it the most,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer in a release.
“Residents will also be able to print the Rx card, check their prescription prices and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com and go to the Print Free Card menu button, click on city in the dropdown list, then click on the City of Hoboken,” according to the press release. -- Ray Smith