Up-wards of 18 percent of the people who live in Nevada do not have medical insurance and even more do not have prescription drug coverage.

As we all know, prescription drugs can be very expensive, so much so that people often chose between the drugs and other essentials they need as well. However now, Nevadans are receiving some very badly needed help paying the high cost of prescription drugs.

Mattie Williamson, a 70-year old woman, spends close to $100 a month at her local neighborhood pharmacy. "I have three (prescriptions) now that are $35."

She just found out about a new free prescription drug card that could help lower the cost of her prescription drugs.

"I try to save anyway I can." She says.

Anyone who lives in Nevada can apply for the Nevada Drug Card; there are no restriction what so ever. No income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to fill out. All someone has to do is provide their name and e-mail address online and then download and print the prescription card.

The average savings is around 30 percent, while you can receive savings up to 75 percent. More than 50,000 national and regional pharmacies are participants. Participants include Albertsons/Sav-On, K-mart, VONS, CVS, Longs Drugs and Safeway. It's free help that could save alot of people alot of money each month.

To sign up for the program, visit the Nevada Drug Card web site. If you cannot go online, try calling your pharmacy directly to ask them about this program.