City of Broken Arrow - FOCUS (September 2013)

The City of Broken Arrow encourages residents to participate in the Oklahoma Drug Card prescription program.

Oklahoma Municipal League has partnered with the Oklahoma Drug Card, a statewide prescription assistance initiative, and is available to all residents of Oklahoma.

This card will offer savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs and has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations, and no applications to fill out. The Oklahoma Drug Card is accepted at over 50,000 pharmacy locations across the United States.

Oklahoma residents may download a FREE card by visiting www.OklahomaDrugCard.com or contacting the Oklahoma Municipal League. Then, simply ask the pharmacy to process your prescription through the Oklahoma Drug Card program. Residents will also be able to obtain cards at various clinics, municipalities, businesses and other sites to be announced by the Oklahoma Municipal League.

The Oklahoma Drug Card was launched six years ago to help the uninsured and the under insured citizens of Oklahoma afford their prescription medications.

The program may 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 may use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

The Oklahoma Drug Card is being funded through the participation of pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. The program has received support from both the public and private sectors.

To date the Oklahoma Drug Card has saved Oklahoma residents $10 million over just six years.

The Oklahoma Municipal League and its member cities and towns are working with the program to create awareness.

The Oklahoma Drug Card is a solution to the confusing maze of discounts prescription programs that have appeared in recent years.

Many of these other programs charge fees, or only cover certain drugs, or have membership restrictions such as age or income requirements.

Oklahoma residents can download a Free Card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies at www.OklahomaDrugCard.com.

For more information, contact: Sue Thurston at (800) 324-6651 or 405-528-7515; or sthurs@oml.org.