Do your prescription drugs cost a fortune? The city of La Vista wants to help, having launched a new program where anyone can get a free prescription discount card.
Jack Nichols may be a senior citizen, but he’s always on the move. He walks every day to try and stay healthy and currently it's working. He’s not on any medications. “Right now it’s not a big expense, but that could happen very easily and quickly at my age,” said Nichols.
He has Medicare D just in case, but even then he’s had some hefty prescription bills in the past. “I’ve been there years ago and $600 was a cheap way to get by. There are even some more expensive ones, sometimes a couple thousand dollars a week, depending on what’s going on that week.”
When Nichols heard that La Vista was launching a free discount prescription drug card program he asked, “Where do I get one?”
The program is sponsored by the National League of Cities and La Vista Mayor Doug Kindig says that’s why it won’t cost taxpayers anything. “For the people that spend hundreds or thousands of dollars a month on prescriptions, this is something that I’m really proud that the city is bringing to the citizens.”
You don’t have to be a resident of La Vista to sign up. Anyone at any age in the metro can participate. If you already have insurance, you can’t use the card on top of that, but it is possible that the card may help you more than your insurance. It’s something each individual will have you research. The card could potentially help you save up to 23 percent on your prescription.
You can get the card by signing up online or you can get one at La Vista City Hall. The card can be used at most pharmacies. For more information, click here.