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City to Provide Residents with Easy-to-Use Program that can Help Save Money on Prescription Drug Purchases

Kenmore, Wash. (July 30, 2012) - The City of Kenmore introduced a program that can provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription medications. The City is making free prescription discount cards available to Kenmore residents through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC). The discount cards offer an average savings of 23 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

"In the current economic climate, where many people are watching what they spend, Kenmore is pleased to partner with the National League of Cities to make this prescription discount card available to our residents," said Mayor David Baker. "This program can make it easier for our residents to afford the drugs they need to deal with medical conditions."

The discount cards may be used by all residents of Kenmore and has no restrictions based on the resident's age, income level, or existing health coverage. The NLC card can be used when purchasing prescription drugs not covered by insurance at three pharmacies in Kenmore, as well as at more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country. There is no enrollment form required to get a card, no membership fee of any kind and city residents and their family members can use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance. Residents can obtain a free NLC prescription discount cards online at www.caremark.com/nlc or in-person at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE.

The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.

About The National League of Cities
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, town and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. To learn more about NLC, go to http://www.nlc.org/.

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