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In Miami-Dade County, three in 10 residents under the age of 65 are without health insurance; that's approximately 600,000 people.

This rate is expected to rise as the rate of unemployment continues in the double-digits, causing even more families to lose jobs and as a result, their health insurance.

In order to bring relief to these families, United Way of Miami-Dade has partnered with FamilyWize, a nationwide community service partnership that works with nonprofit organizations and government agencies to make prescription drug discount cards available to uninsured and underinsured people.

United Way is distributing FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Cards, making it possible for individuals and families who use the cards to potentially save up to 40 percent on the cost of their prescription medicines.  To look up discount amounts of specific medications, visit the FamilyWize website.  The cards can be used as often as needed, for any prescription and for anyone in the family, with no income limit, age requirement, eligibility or registration required.

"Forty percent of adults don’t buy the medicines they need, have difficulty affording them or reduce the required dosage because of high costs. The FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards will help those who otherwise could not afford to buy the medicines they need,” Harve A. Mogul, president and CEO, United Way of Miami-Dade, said.

The cards are free-of-charge, in both English and Spanish, and are accepted at more than 500 pharmacies countywide, including COSTCO, Walgreens, Publix, Target, Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie and Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which recently partnered with United Way to both distribute and accept the card at all its 28 Miami-Dade locations.   A card can also be printed directly from our website: FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card.  To find a list of participating pharmacies near you, click here.

No one should have to choose between their bills and their health.  If you or someone you know is without health insurance or has insufficient coverage, inform them about FamilyWize.  Print the card today and start saving. 

For more information, please contact Jeff Hawley at (305) 646-7086 or hawleyj@unitedwaymiami.org


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