Can You Use Your Prescription Discount Card with Health Insurance?

One of the most common questions we receive at Community Cares Rx is whether or not your prescription discount card can be used if you have health insurance. The easy answer to this question is YES! However, your Community Cares Rx card cannot be combined with your insurance or any other federal or state program like Medicare and Medicaid to receive a lower rate. Prescription discount cards can only be used in lieu of health insurance to pay for medications. Simply stated, you can use your Community Cares Rx card to find a better price than your insurance co-pay for generic and name brand prescription drugs, but at its heart, the card is not insurance. 

Even if you have health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, you can manage your own prescription drug costs by finding prices that are lower than your co-pay. For instance, prescription discount cards beat the insurance co-pays quite often, and it can also be used if your insurance doesn’t cover a specific prescription. More...

Most Common Men’s Health Concerns

June is National Men’s Health Month, and although men’s health has its own honorary month, guys are still falling behind when it comes to taking care of their bodies and minds. 

A recent survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic showed discouraging facts about men and their health. They surveyed more than 500 men ages 18 to 70 across the United States and discovered a little more than 40% only go to the doctor when they think they have something serious. 

What’s more, only three in five men said they get annual physicals, even though the majority reported that annual checkups were important. 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has backed up these findings with statistics that showed women go to the doctor 33% more than men and are 100% better at regularly scheduling preventive health screenings

Men and women are different in so many ways, and men’s health needs are certainly unique. For instance, men are more prone to certain conditions such as colorectal cancer and heart attacks, and also face the possibility of testicular and prostate health issues. More...