Pharmacy Talk August 2023

Lower Prescription Costs Lead to Better Overall Health

August 2023

A healthcare survey found that nearly 30% of adults in the United States aren’t taking their medications as prescribed because they can’t afford them. It’s hard to believe that almost one-third of Americans are skipping doses or having to ration their medicine.

We can’t let cost stand in the way of good health.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC)knows that giving you access to affordable medications is one of the best ways to help you stay healthy. It’s why we offer you a service called Rx Savings Solutions (RxSS) that can help you find lower-cost options for your prescription drugs.

Activate your RxSS account or log in today.

A Real-World Example:

One RxSS member skipped his diabetes medication for 38 days because he couldn’t afford it. Then he opened one of the emails he had received from RxSS letting him know there was another prescription option that cost 60% less. He made the switch, resumed his treatment, and avoided even more costly healthcare issues—like a trip to the hospital.

If you’re having problems affording medications, RxSS may be able to help you find options that fit your budget and keep your treatment on track.

How RxSS Works:

  1. Your online RxSS account shows you equally effective, affordable alternatives covered by your Blue KC health plan—including how much they’ll cost.

  2. You and your healthcare provider can talk about your options and make the choice that’s best for your health and budget.

  3. If you decide to switch, RxSS will consult with your doctor to get their approval on any changes and take care of all the other details.

Access or activate your RxSS account today.

Log in to or download the MyBlueKC App at Once downloaded, click Plan Benefits & Coverage > Pharmacy Plan Benefits > Spend Less on Prescription Drugs (Continue to Rx Savings Solutions).

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