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Saving money at your pharmacy

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has introduced a prescription drug discount plan for the parish. Officials say the discount card could save parish residents an average of 22 percent at the drug store, and the best part it's free for anyone to use. "In our parish, statistics show that around fifty three thousand people are either uninsured, or under insured. That is a very large number," said Director of Community Services Randy Vincent.

Officials say you can use the plan even if you already have insurance. All you have to do is pick up a card and start saving. "No claim forms and there are no forms to fill out. You simply walk into one of the participating pharmacies where we are distributing the cards, of which there are 46 throughout the parish," said Vincent. "Take one of the cards, perforate it at the top and present it at the time you would like to pay for your prescriptions."

Another unique aspect of the discount program is that you can use the card to save money on pet medications. Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Claude Syas says he's been working for nearly a year to get the parish involved in the program, and is happy to finally see it in put into place.

If you would like more on the new prescription discount plan, call the Calcasieu Parish Office of Community Services at 337-721-4020.

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