United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed up to make prescriptions more affordable for those without insurance or even those who have insurance that does not cover their medicine. FamilyWize cards have provided needed relief with great success, saving over 10-thousand people in the local community more than 740-thousand dollars on the cost of their medicine. However, there are still many more people whose health is endangered because their prescriptions are too expensive and they are not getting the medicines they need. Jennifer Matikke, Coordinator of Community Impact for the United Way, says they would like to see every person in the community who is unemployed, uninsured, has to buy medicine not covered by their health plan or government program, or is unable to get the medicine they need for any reason, get a FamilyWize card from
United Way. Visit www.uwrutherford.org to download a card or text “family” to 700700 to get a text version of the card.