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.