DCC launches new free prescription discount program

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Officials in Dauphin County are trying to help uninsured residents save money when it comes to their prescriptions.

The Dauphin County Commissioners and "Coast2CoastRx" launched a new prescription saving program. The program is providing free discount cards for people so they can save on the cost of their medications including generic and name brand drugs.

All county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, can participate in the program.

"People out there, they may have coverage, they have normal coverage, and a lot of people are suffering," Coast2CoastRx National Sales Manager Steve Rohm said, "It's a high cost for prescriptions, it's a high cost of health care all together and this is a way we can help out with this kind of card with discounts on prescriptions  and some of the other healthcare discounts."

The program has saved cardholders across the nation an average of 60 percent on the cost of their prescriptions.