Nevada’s governor said Thursday the state is launching a prescription discount card, a method to mitigate rising drug costs that is also being used in Washington and Oregon.
The digital card, called ArrayRX, saves an average of 80% on generic prescriptions and up to 20% on brand name drugs and is free to Nevada residents, Gov. Steve Sisolak said. For those without health insurance, the card should significantly reduce costs, he said at a Thursday news conference in Las Vegas. Those with health insurance will be able to compare their costs with ArrayRX and can opt for the cheaper option, he added.
“Taking care of yourself and prioritizing your health shouldn’t put you out of business,” Sisolak said.
Nevada Senator Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro said the digital map is “another tool in our toolbox to ensure Nevadans can continue to afford the health care they need and to take care of their families.
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Sisolak announced in February during his State of the State address that Nevada would join Oregon and Washington in the Northwest Prescription Drug Consortium, a program aimed at reducing prescription costs through drug rebate systems. State.
There is no cost to the state, the Nevada health and human services spokesperson said. Instead, there are small transaction fees built into the price that are seen and paid for by the consumer, which helps cover the cost of the program.
All residents of Nevada, Oregon and Washington are eligible for the digital card, regardless of age or income, according to ArrayRX, and can enroll on the ArrayRX website, where more information on prescription prices are available.
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