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LETTER: Program helps with prescription costs

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The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has allowed more people to have access to healthcare although, sadly, there is a great number who are still uninsured. These are moderate to low-income working-class people who cannot afford their prescription medication, either because they have no insurance or their medication is not covered under their insurance.

For a growing senior-citizen population, the same applies. It was reported recently that 52 percent of chronically ill people who are uninsured skip taking their medication and forgo it altogether, because they can’t afford it.

Certainly, having access to affordable prescription medication is vital to the health and well- being of individuals and communities. For this reason, FamilyWize Community Service Partnership in conjunction with United Way of Greater Union County, have teamed up to insure the best quality of life for Union County residents, by making prescription medication affordable.

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