Watertree Health President Responds To CDC Study On Prescription Affordability

Watertree Health President Responds To CDC Study On Prescription Affordability

With 1 in 12 people unable to afford medications, Shane Power says free prescription discount cards provide relief 

Destin, FL – January 29, 2015 – New data issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that one out of every twelve people in the country forgo their prescription medications in order to save money – highlighting a crisis of affordability. An even higher number ask their physicians to prescribe a lower cost medication than what was initially suggested for them.

The CDC report can be viewed here: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db184.htm “It is unacceptable that people would go without the medications they need because of rising prescription costs,” said Watertree Health President Shane Power. “But there is another option. Watertree Health’s free prescription discount card is readily available to any consumer and provides much-needed relief to families in America by reducing the amount they spend on prescriptions.

In fact, consumers can save up to 75 percent using our card.” The Watertree Health Prescription Discount Card is accepted at 60,000 pharmacies, covering more than 90 percent of the country, including major chains, such as CVS, Walmart and Walgreens. The versatile card can be used by people with a health plan, or by individuals who do not have health coverage. Cardiac, flu, asthma and migraine medications are among the many commonly-prescribed drugs that can be discounted by using the Watertree Health Prescription Discount Card. To obtain a card, visit www.watertreehealthcard.com or text CARD to 95577.

About Watertree Health: Watertree Health was founded in 2010 to address the growing need for accessible health care products and services in America. The Company’s mission is to help people improve their lives by improving their health. Watertree Health’s founders believe everyone should be able to afford their medicines. The Company launched the free prescription discount card in 2011 to help the tens of millions of people in America who didn’t have adequate prescription coverage.   Contact: Dave Wollin, 212-981-5257, dave_wollin@dkcnews.com

Michael Loughran, 212-981-5258, michael_loughran@dkcnews.com