CHC Prescription Discount Video

Prescription discount cards are big business. Here’s one pharmacist talking about how it looks from his end when someone brings in a discount card or coupon.

He’s not very positive in this video posted on YouTube. Of course, there’s money involved — who benefits from the use or non-use of a card? — so everything anyone says should be taken with a grain of salt. But this is an interesting perspective, from the other side of the cash register, and a perspective I have not seen.

The terms of the cards all vary, so a blanket condemnation seems too complete, and that’s not exactly what he gives.

In response to a commenter who complained that the video suggests there is little or no value in such cards, he commented: “I would encourage you to start the video at the 6:07 mark, where I clearly state that these cards do occasionally save money. I review contracts with insurance contracts and discount cards yearly. The discounts with insurance companies are ALWAYS deeper than discount cards. If a patient is without insurance, we offer our discount program, similar to all discount cards, without selling a patient’s data, and provides similar or better pricing than our competitors.”



Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...