A Patient Advocate's View

Oct. 1, 2013 Health Exchange Now Open & one more business bites the dust.

The TogetherRX web site has long been a resource for people who do not have health insurance to get access to prescription drugs at discount prices. Their web site says this about who they are:

With Together Rx Access®, individuals and families without prescription drug coverage can gain access to immediate savings on hundreds of brand-name and generic prescription products at their neighborhood pharmacies. Through this website, we also connect you with resources about the Health Insurance Marketplace, the Affordable Care Act, individual pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs, and other patient assistance resources.

Right under the promo is this notice of why you will no longer have access to this program.
Together Rx Access is ending February 28, 2014.

Together Rx Access has conducted a thorough review of our cardholders’ needs and the ability of the Program to meet these needs going forward. Based on that review, we have determined that individuals and families who need help obtaining their prescription medicines may be better served by the health coverage options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace, expanded Medicaid programs in select states, or by individual company prescription assistance programs. As a result, the Together Rx Access Program will close at the end of the year.

Eligible individuals can enroll in our prescription savings program until December 31, 2013. To help our cardholders transition to other programs, they can continue to use their Together Rx Access Card at participating pharmacies until February 28, 2014. After this day, savings will no longer be available with the Together Rx Access Card.

For more information go to

Here is the link to the NYS Health Exchange, where you will find information about which health plans are available and what they cover. You will also need to use the exchange if you have previously been covered by a Healthy NY Plan.

These summaries show the benefits or health services that are covered by “standard” health plans offered in NY State of Health. Standard plans must have 10 Essential Health Benefits required by NY State of Health.

Summaries also show the amount you may pay (deductibles, copays) for those services. Standard plans are available at several levels: Bronze; Silver; Gold and Platinum. Certain New Yorkers may choose from these levels: Silver-Cost Sharing Reduction; Catastrophic; and American Indian/Alaskan Indian products.

Use these summaries along with the Tax Credit and Premium Estimator to get an idea of your total costs and benefits.

September 30, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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