Local families continue to struggle to meet their most basic needs, and many lack access to basic health care services. In fact, right now in UWBG’s service area over 86,000 people are living without health insurance – meaning possibly one medical issue away from additional financial instability (U.S. Census Bureau, 2011). When tough choices have to be made, such as paying for food, shelter or healthcare, oftentimes, healthcare is the first to go. When there is no food on the table, spending $100 on a prescription seems out of the question. These are just some of the reasons that UWBG has partnered with FamilyWize to lower the cost of prescription medications. Lowering the cost of prescription medications allows Central Kentuckians the opportunity to be able to afford the medicines they so desperately need.
Community Investments Coordinator