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Arizona's Copper Card Savings Surpass $10 Million Savings Mark

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Location: Phoenix, AZ


ARIZONA'S COPPER CARD SAVINGS SURPASS $10 MILLION SAVINGS MARK
Medicare-eligible Arizonans Saving Big on Prescription Drug Costs

PHOENIX - In just two years, Arizonans using the Copper Card have saved more than $10
million on the cost of prescription drugs. The Copper Card (CoppeRx) is a prescription discount
card for people who qualify for Medicare. Participants use the card to get discounts ranging from
15 to 55 percent on prescription drugs, depending upon the medication and pharmacy. There is
also the Copper Card Plus Program, for which qualifying individuals on a fixed income can
purchase certain medications manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company for a $12 flat fee.

"The program was designed to save people as much money as possible," said Gov. Janet
Napolitano. "It is saving money on prescription drugs for people in Arizona who need it most.
The Copper Card is proving to be a wonderful benefit."

The Copper Card was created in 2003 as a discount option for the more than 50,000 Arizona
seniors and others on Medicare. A brief summary of Copper Card benefits and links to useful
resources is available on the Governor's Web site at www.azgovernor.gov.

To receive a Copper Card in the mail, individuals can call RxAmerica, which administers the
program, at (888) 227-8315.

http://www.governor.state.az.us/press/July05/NR%7E071205%7EAZCopperCardSavingSurpass.pdf

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