Medicare Reform Carries Huge Fiscal Toll
Stamford, CONN, (PRWEB) August 12, 2005
To help combat rising healthcare costs, consumers can now visit DealPass online to sign up for a free Pharmacy Gold Card, which provides savings of 10 to 60 percent off prescriptions and other healthcare needs.
DealPass, a gateway portal for Adaptive Marketing LLC's membership programs, is making the Pharmacy Gold Card available to everyone at no cost for one year. While supplies last, up to a total value of $1 million worth of cards.
DealPass notes that prescription costs have risen roughly 7.4 percent per year from 1993 through 2003. That's more than double the average inflation rate of 2.5 percent (1). Uninsured Americans and senior citizens remain the hardest hit by this steady incline in prescription costs.
The Pharmacy Gold Card, which normally retails for $29.95, is available online at DealPass for free as part of an ongoing commitment to helping those in need within our communities. In all, Adaptive Marketing LLC hopes to give away $1 million worth of Pharmacy Gold Cards.
The Pharmacy Gold Card provides users with discounts of 10 to 60 percent off generic and name-brand prescriptions at a network of more than 40,000 pharmacies nationwide. There are absolutely no limitations on the number of times that the card may be used. Cardholders and their family members (spouses and children under 23 years of age residing in the household) may use their card at any participating pharmacy and receive a guaranteed discount off the retail price for any prescription.
Additional card benefits include discounts on vitamins and supplements as well as savings of 20 to 60 percent off vision care needs, including eye exams, prescription lenses, frames, contacts and sunglasses at more than 8,000 participating vision care centers from coast to coast.
The savings available through DealPass' Pharmacy Gold Card are substantial. Cardholders who use their card at a network vision care center save, on average, $91.00 per visit. And the average prescription savings is 24 percent per prescription filled. That translates into significant savings for many Americans.
Consider, for instance, that senior citizens spend roughly $2,300 annually on medications.(2) When you factor in the average savings available through the Pharmacy Gold Card, that equates to a savings of $575 a year, or $47.91 a month. For a senior citizen living on a fixed income, that extra money can now go towards other essential needs, such as paying a utility bill or buying groceries.
No credit cards are required to sign up for the free card -- all website visitors need to provide is a home address, phone number and email address.
DealPass.com is an online portal for Adaptive Marketing LLC's membership programs. Adaptive Marketing LLC is a leading provider of membership discount programs. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals available through DealPass.
1. The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation. Prescription Drug Trends. 2004. 25 Oct. 2004.
2. Francis, D. R. "Medicare Reform Carries Huge Fiscal Toll," Christian Science Monitor. 17 Oct. 2003.