SNMIC to Provide Prescription Assistance to Southern Nevada Residents

LAS VEGAS - The Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition (SNMIC) officially announced its plans to offer discount drug cards to the residents of Nevada. The program is free to everyone and provides savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs at over 56,000 regional and national pharmacies. There are no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to fill out.

The goal of the new program is to provide additional card distribution channels and create awareness so that all SNMIC members and Nevadans will have access to this prescription assistance program. SNMIC is committed to improving access and delivery of medical care in Southern Nevada, and is in the best position to distribute this benefit to all Nevada residents.

"We are pleased to offer this benefit to our community," said Ann Lynch, Chairman of the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition. "Access to prescription medications are vital to a healthy community. If people can't afford their medications, their health issues can escalate, increasing their risk for heart attacks, strokes, or other life-changing diseases. Lack of access to medications can also increase the likelihood of hospitalization at some point."

The SNMIC prescription assistance program was launched to the help uninsured and underinsured afford their prescription medications. The program, however, can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-covered drugs.

Residents can download a free card, search drug pricing and locate participating pharmacies at www.snmic.com.