Lowering prescription drug costs is what we do every day at ScriptSave® WellRx. In fact, the average savings rate among our members for 2016 was 45%, and some members even saw savings as much as 80%.
So, when we read a February 2017 press release from health network pioneers, PatientsLikeMe, citing the following stats, it certainly grabbed our attention:
- 65.5% of the PatientsLikeMe audience stated that LOWER COSTS FOR Rx MEDS are a top priority
- Another 30.8% rated lower prescription costs as being important (but not top)
- That left fewer than 4% who had little-or-no concern about prescription prices
…and, in case you’re wondering, they asked well over 2,000 people!
For an organization whose mission it is to bring lower prescription costs to those who fall through the cracks in the insurance system, we’d obviously love to engage with these 2,000-or-so individuals from the survey (and their families) to see if we can help supplement their insurance plans and treat their illnesses for less.
However, it’s not just patients with existing health conditions that rank lower prescription costs as a priority. Data from a January 2017 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll found that lowering the cost of prescription drugs is important/a priority for 89% of the general population. Furthermore, these Kaiser data highlight how this is a shared perspective—low cost prescriptions are seen as a benefit among Democrats, Republicans and Independents, alike.
And so, we ask this…
…are you one of the 89 percent?
If you need to lower your prescription costs, we offer everyone our help – regardless of income, age, politics, or insurance coverage.
For the consumer facing high out-of-pocket costs for prescription meds, a free download of the ScriptSave WellRx prescription savings card and membership in the program might help you obtain low cost prescriptions. Furthermore, as a patient, the card (or mobile app) won’t cost a penny to use. If it helps, great! If not, then it didn’t cost anything, and at least you know you tried. That said, our average member savings rate is 45% (with savings up to 80%*), and the ScriptSave WellRx program is contracted with over 62,000 pharmacies, nationwide.
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Health Care Priorities for 2017
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* Average and up to savings percentages are based on all discounted prescriptions that were run through the ScriptSave WellRx program in 2016. Discount percentages represent savings provided off of pharmacies’ retail prices for consumers who do not have a discount program and pay cash.