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Prescription drug card approved

CAMERON—Milam County Commissioners on Monday, following through on a program they discussed in a Jan. 14 meeting, okayed a discount prescription drug card program designed mostly to benefit Milam residents without health insurance drug coverage.

The free card, issued through Coast2Coast Rx, should be available to county residents within six weeks.

According to Coast2Coast, the card operates like a coupon and allows the bearer to receive discounts off the retail price of single prescriptions, dental, vision and hearing needs, diabetic supplies and lab and imaging tests.

The card covers both brand name and generic drugs.

Coast2Coast’s website points out that its card may not be used in conjunction with medical insurance cards, and it is likely greater savings will be obtained through using insurance benefits.

“The Coast2Coast card is not insurance and it is not intended to replace insurance,” the company states. “A card holder that is covered by health insurance will probably receive the greatest benefit by using his or her health insurance card—but it does pay to compare benefits.”

There are no restrictions and anyone over age 18 may use the card.

Milam became the 16th Texas county to adopt the program. For every prescription filled the county will get $1.25 in royalties.

Once the program is instituted, cards should be available at a number of locations including the courthouse, medical offices and pharmacies.

For more information visit www.coast2coastrx.com.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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