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Kentucky Rx Card Media Center


“Kentucky Rx Card sponsors the "Non-Profit Impact Award" at GLI's 2012 Celebration of Small Business. (Program Development Director - Jennifer Davies presents the award)”

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“Kentucky Rx Card Ad Featured in Kentucky City Magazine (September / October 2014 Issue)”

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KentuckyCity September October 2014

KentuckyCity is a publication of the Kentucky League of Cities. An ad for Kentucky Rx Card was featured in the September / October 2014 issue of KentuckyCity Magazine

KentuckyCity Magazine (September / October 2014)


“Kentucky Rx Card "Fight the Flu" Billboard”

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Kentucky Rx Card Fight The Flu Billboard Kentucky Rx Card Fight The Flu Billboard


“Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Ad: Pharmacy Times (May 2016)”

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Pharmacy Times (May 2016)

A Children's Miracle Network Hospitals ad was featured in Pharmacy Times (May 2016 Issue). A donation will be made to your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital each time a prescription is processed through the Rx Assistance Program.

Pharmacy Times (May 2016)


“Kentucky Rx Card Ad Featured in Kentucky City Magazine (May / June 2014 Issue)”

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KentuckyCity May June 2014

KentuckyCity is a publication of the Kentucky League of Cities. An ad for Kentucky Rx Card was featured in the May / June 2014 issue of KentuckyCity Magazine

KentuckyCity Magazine (May / June 2014)


“Kentucky Rx Card Named Best Program in Kentucky”

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(Frankfort, KY) – RxResource.org announced today that Kentucky Rx Card has been voted "The 2011 Best Rx Assistance Program in Kentucky". Programs were rated by industry professionals across the following categories: Program Access, Program Benefits, Customer Support, Prescription Formulary List, Rx Discounts, and Network Coverage. Kentucky Rx Card was launched in June 2009 and has saved Kentuckians more than $5 million on their prescription drugs.

About Kentucky Rx Card

Kentucky Rx Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program open to anyone regardless of age or income. There are no forms to fill out and no restrictions on membership. The program was launched in conjunction with Kentucky League of Cities, Greater Louisville Inc.-The Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives, and is also currently working with numerous organizations, clinics and hospitals to help the uninsured and underinsured afford their prescription medications. Those with health insurance can also use the program on non-covered drugs. Both brand and generic medications are eligible for discounts ranging from 30%-75%. Kentucky residents can obtain a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.KentuckyRxCard.com. Anyone not able to obtain a card can visit any CVS/ pharmacy or Kmart pharmacy location in Kentucky and ask to have their prescription processed through the Kentucky Rx Card. CVS/pharmacy and Kmart have been named the preferred pharmacies for the program by offering this service to residents. Kentucky Rx Card is accepted at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country, including all major chains. For more information, visit the website at www.KentuckyRxCard.com.

About Rx Resource

Rx Resource is a site designed to provide knowledge and support to individuals looking to simplify the confusing maze of discount programs and patient assistance programs that have appeared in recent years. Rx Resource provides a wide array of information, services and expertise for those looking for healthcare relief. For more information, visit the website at www.RxResource.org.


“Kentucky launches statewide discount drug card program”

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(Louisville, KY) – A new Kentucky program could save you up to 75 percent on your prescription drugs. The Kentucky Rx Card is a free program to help residents of the Commonwealth purchase the prescription drugs they need. The program has no restrictions for membership - no income requirements, no age limitations and no application to fill out.

The program was launched to help the uninsured and under-insured Kentucky residents afford their medications. Many other discount drug programs only cover certain drugs or charge fees, but with the Kentucky Rx Card, there are no limitations.

"You know of the beauty of this it's free, it's free to your community, if free to our government. It's free to our citizens. Not one penny has to be paid," said Metro Council member Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-District 13).

To get your free Kentucky Rx Card, click on the highlighted link: Kentucky Prescription Card or visiting any Metro Public Health and Wellness location, Neighborhood Place, Park DuValle Community Health Center or the Greater Louisville Chamber of Commerce.

You can still use the service without a card by dropping off your prescription at any CVS Pharmacy or K-Mart Pharmacy location. Just tell them to process it through the Kentucky Rx Card program.


“Kentucky Rx Card Launched”

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A new statewide discount prescription drug card is now available for use in Kentucky.

It's called the Kentucky Rx Card and is part of a larger program that's up and running in more than two dozen other states.

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Vicki Welch says the card is free and available to everyone in Kentucky, but will be most useful to the uninsured and under-insured, who could save up to 75% on some drugs.

Welch says the program does not involve any taxpayer money.

"It's done on a bulk buying basis, all over our nation. We already have 30 states in the program, we already have 30 million people in the program. So you see what kind of buying base it is).

Welch says she worked to get the program launched in Kentucky after hearing about it at a National League of Cities conference.

More than 800 Kentucky pharmacies are participating in the program.


“New program saves on prescription drugs”

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A new program is helping Kentuckians save money on prescription drugs and other health supplies. The discount drug card program called Kentucky RX Card is being launched Thursday.

The program is free to all Kentucky residents and will provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs. There are no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations, and you don't have to fill out an application.

District 13 Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch says, "You sign your name, your ID number is your phone number, and that's it." You take this card to the pharmacy and use it. You can use it along with your insurance."

The Kentucky Rx card is accepted at 50,000 pharmacy locations across the country.


“Kentucky Rx Card”

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In 2009, GLI, along with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and members of the Louisville Metro Council, announced the launch of the Kentucky Rx Card. This free program is available to all Kentucky residents, and can provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drug costs.

GLI has embraced the program as one way to address member concerns - particularly small businesses - over the accessibility and affordability of health care coverage for their employees. The Kentucky Rx Card has no restrictions for membership, no income requirements, no age limitations, no application process, and is accepted at more than 50,000 national and regional pharmacies.

The program can be used by the uninsured, underinsured and those who have health insurance but no prescription benefits, as is common with health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans. Even individuals with prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

GLI members and the public can visit www.kentuckyrxcard.com and download a free card. Hard copies of the card can also be found at all Metro Public Health and Wellness locations, all Neighborhood Place locations, the Park DuValle Community Health Center, and in the June 8 edition of Job News. Individuals can also go to a CVS Pharmacy or Kmart location and ask to have their prescription processed through the program.

Other communities across America are successfully using the Rx Card to lower health care costs for businesses, families and individuals. GLI is excited to help bring this important resource to Kentucky. A special thank you to Metro Council members Vicki Aubrey Welch and Judith Green for their early and enthusiastic support of the card, and to Mayor Jerry Abramson for his leadership on this initiative. Our appreciation also goes to Norton Healthcare for its generous contribution to the printing of the Kentucky Rx Card, making it accessible even to those without internet access.


“Kentucky prescription drug discount card offered”

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A free program for all Kentuckians that offers discounts on prescription drugs was launched Thursday.

Kentuckians can download a free discount card at www.kentuckyrxcard.com, or can ask to have their prescription processed through the Kentucky Rx Card program at any Kmart or CVS pharmacy, according to a news release.

The card is intended to help uninsured and underinsured Kentuckians afford their prescriptions, or those with health insurance but no prescription drug coverage. Kentucky residents with prescription drug coverage can use the card for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

The card is accepted at more than 50,000 pharmacy locations across the country.

The program is expected to provide average savings of 30 percent on the cost of prescription drugs.

Partners in the program are the Kentucky League of Cities, Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives, HealthAccess America, FreeDrugCard.US, and the National Independent Lifestyle Association. It also is supported by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.


“Kentucky residents to receive free Rx cards”

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(Louisville, KY) – Kentucky has joined the growing list of states where residents can obtain free prescription discount cards.

The Kentucky Rx Card, from United Networks of America, provides savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs and is accepted at more than 50,000 pharmacies across the country. The card is designed to help uninsured and underinsured residents of the state.

The cards can be downloaded from the Web site www.kentuckyrxcard.com, and some pharmacies will process prescriptions through the program for patients unable to obtain the cards.


“Free Prescription Drug Discount Card Launched In Kentucky”

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A new statewide discount drug card program called the Kentucky Rx Card is being launched today. The program, which is free to all residents of the Commonwealth, will provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs (savings should average roughly 30%). This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to fill out. Kentucky Rx Card is accepted at over 50,000 pharmacy locations across the country.

Kentuckians can download a "FREE" card by visiting www.kentuckyrxcard.com. Louisville residents can visit any Metro Public Health and Wellness location, Neighborhood Place, Park DuValle Community Health Center, or Greater Louisville Chamber of Commerce to receive a card. Cards will also be available inside the June 8th edition of Job News, a free publication available at more than 100 locations throughout the area. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can simply visit any CVS/pharmacy or Kmart location in Kentucky and ask the pharmacy to have their prescription processed through the Kentucky Rx Card program.

The card was introduced locally at a news conference today where Greater Louisville Inc.—the Metro Chamber of Commerce, along with Councilwomen Judith Green and Vicki Aubrey Welch, and Dr. Adewale Troutman, Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness voiced their support and commitment to the program.

Kentucky Rx Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured citizens of Kentucky afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

The Kentucky Rx Card is a solution to the confusing maze of discount prescription programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs only cover certain drugs, charge fees, and some have membership restrictions such as age and income limitations.


“Statewide Prescription Drug Card Launched in Kentucky ”

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A new statewide discount drug card program called the Kentucky Rx Card is being launched today. The program, which is free to all residents of the Commonwealth, will provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs (savings average roughly 30%). This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to fill out. Kentucky Rx Card is accepted at over 50,000 pharmacy locations across the country (see also Kentucky Rx Card).

Kentucky Rx Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Kentucky afford their prescription medications. Kentuckians can download a "FREE" discount prescription drug card by visiting www.kentuckyrxcard.com. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card from various distribution sites, can simply visit any CVS/pharmacy or Kmart location in Kentucky and ask the pharmacy to have their prescription processed through the Kentucky Rx Card program.

The program has received a tremendous amount of support from both the public and private sectors throughout the commonwealth. "This program is a testament of what can be accomplished when the public and private sectors work together on a common goal." - Senator Alice Forgy-Kerr "The Kentucky Rx Card is a viable solution for uninsured residents to be able to afford the medications they so desperately require." - Representative Brent Housman "The people of Kentucky need a program like this to help offset rising prescription drug costs. This program couldn't have come at a better time as our community continues to deal with the struggling economy." - Dr. Adewale Troutman, Executive Director Public Health & Wellness "The Kentucky Rx Card, and cities that are supporting the program across Kentucky, are getting the message out that there are things that can be done to make prescriptions affordable for everyone, especially those without insurance." - Silvia Lovely, Executive Director, Kentucky League of Cities The Kentucky Rx Card is a solution to the confusing maze of discount prescription programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs only cover certain drugs, charge fees, and some have membership restrictions such as age and income limitations. Kentucky residents can download a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies at www.kentuckyrxcard.com.


“Welch and Green help launch statewide Kentucky Rx Card”

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Council members Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) and Judith Green (D-1) along with Metro Council President David Tandy (D-4), Dr. Adewale Troutman of the Metro Public Health and Wellness Department and Joe Reagan of Greater Louisville Inc on Thursday, June 4th helped launch a new statewide program which focuses on cost effective and affordable prescription drugs.

"Councilwoman Green and I are excited about bringing this program to our constituents as well as the whole Louisville Metro community," says Welch. "We are so pleased that some many key partners have come on board with us in this endeavor to assist those in our community with health care needs. As council women with healthcare backgrounds, we certainly understand the remedy that this program can provide."

The Kentucky Rx Card is free to all residents of the Commonwealth and can provide savings of 75% on prescription drugs with an average savings of around 30% on costs. The card also covers lower costs for eyeglasses, diabetic supplies, dental supplies and vitamins.

Key parts of the program:

  • No restrictions to membership
  • No income requirements
  • No age limits
  • No applications to fill out

"This program is one of the easiest we have seen to enroll in," says Green. "The big thing for anyone is the potential saving at a time when many are worried about the economy and their healthcare needs."

Over 50,000 national and regional pharmacies across the country will accept the card. The card can also be used by those who do not qualify for publicly funded programs such as Medicaid and Medicare.

"When we heard about this on our National League of Cities trip in March, we knew this discount KY RX Card was something critical to the needs of those who are losing their health insurance due to job losses," says Welch.

The program is a partnership between the Councilwomen, the Metro Public Health and Wellness Department, the Kentucky League of Cities, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives and GLI.

"We also want to thank the many great partners we have in this venture," said Green. "This will not only help Metro Louisville but everyone who need help in the Commonwealth of Kentucky."

To learn more about the Kentucky Rx Card and download a free card and search drug pricing and participating pharmacies at www.kentuckyrxcard.com.


“Kentucky Joins Prescription Card Program”

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(Louisville, KY) – A new discount prescription drug card is now available for use in Kentucky. It's called the Kentucky Rx Card. The card is part of a larger program that's running in over two dozen states. Louisville Councilwoman Vicki Welch says the card is free to everyone in Kentucky.

However, Welch says it will be most useful to the uninsured and under-insured, who could save up to 75% on some drugs. Welch says the program does not involve any taxpayer money.

"It's done on a bulk buying basis, all over our nation," Welch said. "We already have 30 states in the program, we already have 30 million people in the program. So you see what kind of buying base it is."

Welch worked to get the program launched in Kentucky after hearing about it at a National League of Cities conference. More than 800 Kentucky pharmacies participate in the program.


“New Kentucky Rx Card Promises No Restrictions”

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(Louisville, KY) – A new statewide discount drug card program could save Kentuckians money on prescriptions. The Kentucky Rx Card program launched yesterday. Providers claim the program will procure an average savings of about 30%.

Louisville Chamber of Commerce President Joe Reagan says the program's main focus is helping the uninsured and underinsured afford their prescriptions.

"There are no minimum income requirements, no age limitations, no applications to fill out, and the card is accepted at more than 50-thousand national and regional pharmacies around the country."

Kentucky residents can find more information at kentuckyrxcard.com.


“KLC Rx Prescription Savings Card”

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Kentucky City/County Management Association Newsletter

As a resident of Kentucky - you, your family, and your friends and neighbors have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP). Create and print your FREE discount prescription drug card below. This card will provide you with Rx medication savings of up to 75% at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country including CVS/pharmacy, Kmart, Fred's, Meijer, Pamida, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, and many more. You can create as many cards as you need. We encourage you to give cards to friends and family members. This card is pre-activated and can be used immediately!

For those of us who have locally owned and operated pharmacies in our community, their participation in this program is welcome. Please contact Bobbie Bryant at the League with their name and telephone number so that their partners can reach out to them about the benefits of joining. To learn more about this opportunity please click here: Kentucky RX Card


“Kentucky Rx Cards Offer Significant Prescription Savings to Uninsured”

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(Madisonville, KY) – The City of Madisonville announced that it is offering residents the Kentucky Rx Card,a free discount drug card. Kentucky Rx Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program open to anyone regardless of age or income. Participants could receive savings of up to 75 percent at over 56,000 pharmacies across the country, with average savings of around 30 percent. The card is especially helpful for those who are uninsured or underinsured. However, those with health insurance can also use the program on non-covered drugs. All prescriptions processed through the program are completely confidential as no name is required on the card. There are no forms to fill out and no restrictions on membership.

This program also includes discounts on eyeglasses, hearing aids, diabetic supplies, dental, and more. Kentucky Rx Cards are available at City Hall and in the Municipal Utility Office. Cards may also be processed and printed by clicking here. The card is pre-activated and can be used immediately.

"Of all the prescription discount programs that we have seen the Kentucky Rx Card seems to provide the simplest enrollment process", says Mayor David Jackson. "The biggest benefit is the savings to our residents at a time when many are worried about the economy and their healthcare needs."

"When I learned that the City of Madisonville could offer citizens who do not have prescription coverage a way to significantly reduce the cost of their medications, I immediately suggested that the City participate, said Madisonville City Council Member Mark Lee. "I'm pleased that we are promoting the availability of this program, and that there is absolutely no cost to the City or the individual who participates."

To speak with a City representative about Kentucky Rx Card benefits, please call 270-824-2102.

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“Kentucky Rx Card Radio Commercial”

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“Mayfield Partners with KLC in Rx Card Program ”

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(Mayfield, KY) – The City of Mayfield has partnered with the Kentucky League of Cities in the Kentucky Rx Card Program for citizens of Mayfield and Graves County.

As prescriptions are the fastest-rising component of health care spending, the Kentucky League of Cities has partnered with United Networks of America and Restat to offer a program that benefits cities and their citizens. The City of Mayfield is partnering in the program, which provides prescription discounts with no strings attached. The card is useful for people who are uninsured or underinsured, and can also assist most anyone with prescriptions not covered on other benefit plans.

"The Rx Card is a resource for all citizens who simply present the card at their pharmacy," said Mayfield Mayor Teresa Cantrell. "Should they choose to use it, there are no strings attached - no paperwork, no fees, and it's totally confidential. The value of this program is that it allows the City of Mayfield to direct its citizens to a great service."

Beyond prescriptions, the Kentucky Rx Card program also offers discounts on other types of services including eyeglasses, LASIC surgery, hearing plans, dental plans, diabetic supplies and even teeth whitening.

Cantrell said the cards are available at City Hall in the information center. There is no cost for the card. Cantrell also said there will be a link on the city's website for information on the program and a way to download cards for interested citizens.

UNA and Restat are two of the nation's leading benefits providers. The Rx Card program is helping thousands of people across the country. The program model had worked with associations such as the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, American Farm Bureau, Inc., and the Maryland State Medical Society.


“GLI Again Promoting Prescription Assistance Program to Members ”

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Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, has again partnered with the Kentucky Rx Card, a statewide prescription assistance program designed to reduce the cost of medications.

This is the fifth year GLI has promoted the program, according to a letter to its members.

The Kentucky Rx Card helps make prescriptions more affordable for the uninsured and underinsured and can be used to supplement most health insurance plans, including health savings accounts and high deductible plans, the letter said. It also assists people who are paying for non-covered medications or paying drug costs out-of-pocket.

Kentucky Rx Card users are eligible for discounts ranging from 30 percent to 75 percent on both brand and generic medications.

The Kentucky Rx Card requires no enrollment forms, and it has no age or income requirements, according to the GLI letter. There are no waiting periods or exclusions.

The card provides savings at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country.


“Kentucky League of Cities Letter to City Officials”

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Kentucky League of Cities Letter (March 4, 2013)

Dear Kentucky City Official,

The Kentucky League of Cities has been working with a statewide prescription assistance program called the Kentucky Rx Card since 2008. The Kentucky Rx Card is free for all Kentucky residents, and it can be used for savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs at most retail pharmacies. Kentucky residents have saved over $9 million through the Kentucky Rx Card. The Kentucky Rx Card discounts noncovered medications as well as medications for residents that have no prescription coverage. The program has no membership restrictions, no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to complete.

You can help by encouraging your residents to print a free Kentucky Rx Card at the Kentucky Rx website.

This discount Rx card is accepted at almost all major pharmacies in Kentucky, but your residents can also secure the discount by simply walking into any CVS or Kmart pharmacy in the state and asking for the Kentucky Rx Card discount - even if they do not have a physical card.

If you have questions concerning your city or agency's participation in this exciting discount Rx program or if you would like to order Kentucky Rx cards to distribute at no expense to you, please contact Jeri McCullough at the Kentucky League of Cities at 859-977-3780.

If you have pharmacies in your city that would like to participate in the Kentucky Rx Card program, please contact:

Jen Davies
Program Development Director
502-532-1415

Bob Davies
Program Director
502-653-9357

The Kentucky League of Cities strongly believes this is an easy and innovative way to help your residents get the prescription drugs they need. Go here to view a full list of cities already supporting the Kentucky Rx Card program.

Sincerely,
Robin Cooper
Chief Member Services Officer
859-977-4110
www.klc.org


“Nearly 50 KLC Members Using Rx Card Program”

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Kentucky League of Cities - DirectLine Newsletter (March 7, 2013)

The Kentucky League of Cities has been working with a statewide prescription assistance program called the Kentucky Rx Card since 2008. The Kentucky Rx Card is free for all Kentucky residents, and it can be used for savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs at most retail pharmacies. Kentucky residents have saved over $9 million through the Kentucky Rx Card.

The Kentucky Rx Card discounts noncovered medications as well as medications for residents that have no prescription coverage. It has no membership restrictions, no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to complete. The Rx card is accepted at almost all major pharmacies in Kentucky and it's easy to add pharmacies.

View a full list of cities already supporting the Kentucky Rx Card program.

If you have questions concerning your city's or agency's participation in this exciting discount Rx program or to learn more, please contact Jeri McCullough at 859.977.3780.