President Obama’s State of the Union Address, on January 25, 2011, touched on many topics crucial to the future of the American people. Though the American economy was the central focus of the address, other topics such as American innovation, renewable energy, education, infrastructure, and American healthcare reform were addressed.
On the topic of healthcare reform President Obama strongly stated,
“What I’m not willing to do is go back to the day when insurance companies could deny someone coverage because of a pre-existing health condition.”
The healthcare reform bill has made some significant changes in the healthcare system such as the availability of healthcare for all people regardless of pre-existing health conditions. Unmarried dependents can now stay on their parent’s insurance through the age of 26. Although President Obama stated the healthcare reform would provide prescription drugs cheaper to seniors, he also proposed budget cuts to the Medicare program, which could potentially jeopardize adequate care for seniors.
The House of Representatives passed a vote to repeal the healthcare reform legislation last week, although it is unlikely that the bill will pass through the Senate. A driving force in the proposed repeal of the healthcare reform is the heavy financial burden it is placing on small businesses. The requirement to provide more healthcare options to employees leaves many small business owners with no choice but to choose healthcare plans with high deductibles and high copays to keep costs down. It is undeniable that healthcare costs in America are rising.
Fortunately for Americans there is a new free resource readily available to help with the cost of prescription drugs. RxCut® Plus, the Equalizer in healthcare, guarantees its members the absolute lowest price possible on their prescription drugs, whether it be their insurance copayment, the pharmacy retail price, or the RxCut® Price. The RxCut® Price on 21 of the 25 most frequently used generic drugs, for their members, has been lower than their insurance copay of $10 or more. Today over 210 million Americans receive drug benefits through their employer and often pay a copay for a generic drug that is higher than the retail price. By registering for the RxCut® Plus discount card as an alternate payment, and always asking, ‘What’s my RxCut® Price?’ it ensures that consumers pay the lowest price possible.
RxCut® Plus is a free healthcare discount card offering up to 75 percent discounts on the retail price of prescriptions and up to 50 percent on labs and imaging. RxCut® Plus is accepted at over 54,000 pharmacies across the United States and Puerto Rico and does not require enrollment or activation of any kind.