Because Of United Way, FamilyWize Partnership Kern Residents Have Saved Millions On Medications
The nonprofit is able to negotiate deep discounts by pooling such a large group of patients.
The Bakersfield Californian:
Data: Kern Residents Saving Millions On Prescriptions
Thousands of Kern County residents have saved millions of dollars on prescription heart disease, diabetes and mental health medications through a 10-year partnership between the United Way of Kern County and FamilyWize, according to a new data report released by the two nonprofit organizations. More than $1.4 million of that savings happened from 2013 through 2016, benefiting 11,637 Kern residents who opted to get a free FamilyWise prescription savings card. But the report also retells a discouraging story about the general health of residents of the Golden Empire: When it comes to key indicators of poor health such as smoking, physical inactivity, obesity and insufficient sleep, Kern County residents often experience these issues at higher rates than the state and national levels. (Mayer, 8/10)