Many struggle every day to pay for expensive medications.
One eastern Kentucky agency is offering some extra help to those who need it.
American Consultants Rx is releasing millions of discount prescription cards across the country and right here in eastern Kentucky.
Officials at the Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency get a first hand look at just how much people struggle, everyday, to pay for life-saving medicines.
“Sometimes, they have to make a choice of what to pay for medicine, food, or their utility bill, and usually the elderly. They have a lot of pride and they don't like to ask for help, but that's what we're here for,” Judy Rice said.
The agency is getting some help.
American Consultants Rx, based in Atlanta, is re-releasing millions of discount prescription cards.
The Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency is one of the first agencies in eastern Kentucky to get them.
The cards will pay up to forty percent of brand name drugs, and up to sixty percent of generic medications.
While some discount prescription cards include a cost, the American Consultants Rx card benefits are completely free.
If you don't live near the Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency in Pineville, don't worry.
Officials say there are several ways to get one of the cards through American Consultants Rx.
American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.