Hoboken Prescription Fiasco
So where’s the money from the Coast2Coast Rx plan?
Back in the beginning of 2011, the city announced this “prescription drug savings” program. Hoboken411 told you that they did it to collect commissions on the sales generated from this card.
I haven’t seen one report as to how much the city has received so far. Where are the commission checks?
Beware: What is Hoboken City Hall up to now?
The city of Hoboken recently announced some kind of “Prescription Drug Savings Program.”
In this press release – the city tries to claim they’ve “launched” this revolutionary program – with specific intentions to help residents save money. Really?
What you don’t know – is what the city chose NOT to tell you. Read on for more…
Plan not so great, but city gets commission on purchases
- “Prescription Drug Savings Programs” are nothing new – and have been around for a long time. More often than not – they’re “hit or miss,” on what drugs are covered, and what pharmacies participate.
Buyer Beware: Discount Health Cards
- Google Free Prescription Drug Savings Programs – you’ll see plenty of other plans you can join as well. Some claiming discounts even higher than the “Coast2Coast RX” plan the city chose to partner with. So why not sign up to all of them and compare “savings?”
Your Rx Card and many more…
- Do not let the city fool you into thinking they “dreamt up” this plan. Hogwash. These prescription drug card companies have long offered GROUP CARDS for larger organizations or companies to hand out like cheap suits. Whether the city was approached or vice-versa remains unknown. What is known, is that Cory Booker also offered this same company’s card to Newark residents a year ago.
- The city DID NOT mention in their press release – is that they paid get a commission for every single prescription filled (around 50 cents or so). Why didn’t they mention it? Were they planning on pocketing the money? Don’t you think that if this prescription plan was going to benefit taxpayers, they’d include it in their press release? What about an audit? How do you know the city will report every penny collected? Are they going to “under-report” the commission so that someone can make some nice pocket change on the side? Too many potential loopholes for my comfort level.
- Even though they say no private information will be shared – can you trust that? Do you want there to be even a slight chance that the city might find out what meds you’re taking? I wouldn’t touch that with a 10 foot pole.
Before you jump into this “free” plan, do your own homework. Research other companies. Decide what’s best for you – if anything at all. If you want to get involved with a city-sponsored plan, do so at your own risk!
What will the city try next before lowering taxes? Girl Scout Cookies and Chocolate Bars? Amway? Mary Kay Cosmetics?