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.