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City of Kansas City, Mo.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 1, 2012

Free WellCard offers residents significant health care savings

The City of Kansas City, Mo., announces its participation in the WellCard Health Discount Card Program. This free card provides users discounts on prescription drugs and on dental, vision and physician services. Anyone can use a WellCard, regardless of age, income or health status, and without cost to taxpayers or the City.

“With many residents concerned about the continuing rise in health care costs, this discount card program will be viewed as a welcome option for many,”said Sixth District Councilman John Sharp. “It is open to everyone and addresses a wide range of health care issues.”

The WellCard can be used at 59,000 pharmacies and with 410,000 physicians, nationwide. To find local participating physicians and pharmacies, or to sign up and print a WellCard, visit www.wellcardhealth.com.

There is no enrollment form, membership fee, usage limits or card expiration date. Family members living outside of Kansas City can also participate in the program.

Residents who use this card can expect to receive an average savings of up to 65 percent on drug prices and up to 30 percent on medical visits. To participate, residents may present their WellCard when they buy a prescription not covered by insurance or Medicare Part D or when they visit a participating physician, dentist or other health care practitioner.

Please note, the WellCard Health Discount Program is not an insurance program.

To learn more about the WellCard Health Discount Program, visit www.wellcardhealth.com.

For media inquiries about the City’s participation in the WellCard Health Discount Program, please contact Araceli Gallegos, aide to Councilman Sharp, at araceli.gallegos@kcmo.org or 816-513-6525.

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City News Releases - 2012
 

 
 
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