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City of Seattle Promotes Efforts to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Uninsured Residents

Last weekend Councilmember Tom Rasmussen and Mayor Mike McGinn highlighted the new National League of Cities discount card and Washington Prescription Drug Program.

The City of Seattle  promoted a new program to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription medications.

Through the new program  sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC) the City is making free prescription discount cards available to Seattle residents. The discount cards offer residents an average of 23 percent savings off the retail price of prescription medications.

The City also promoted the Washington Prescription Drug Program, an existing program for those who need prescription medications that are not covered by insurance. Residents may enroll in both programs. There are 195,000 uninsured adults in Seattle and King County.

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