Friday, February 25, 2011
Colorado Drug Card
In that many Colorado residents on Social Security or with work injuries may have financial problems or even denials of coverage Colorado does have a Colorado Drug Card. Moreover anyone at all can obtain the drug card so it does not matter what your income. Locally KRDO did an investigation which can give you a better idea about the card. Does it work? Yes although not every pharmacy may know about it. Seniors and those on a tight budget should especially take heed. While it may not always be a big benefit the card is free to all and just let them know by asking for the discount. Additionally for injured workers there is the Injured Worker Pharmacy which has its own website. Apparently a number of attorneys do let their clients know about it so it is another resource that may lower the stress level for claimants. Often a claimant cannot obtain a medication and my view is that you should try to follow through with what your doctor has prescribed. It may turn out to be covered or not but your health should be a primary. In any event always keep receipts if you pay out of pocket as perhaps reimbursement may happen.
Also...El Paso County also has a free drug card that may be helpful too.