I fully support the United Way’s FamilyWize drug card program and think it is a great idea. Families all across Rutherford and Cannon counties can benefit from using the card despite how little or how much income they receive. The FamilyWize card does not discriminate between income brackets and I think many households have special circumstances that make having the discount card advantageous. I know firsthand many people of different financial statuses that struggle with medical bills and payment of necessary medications each month. The strain can be overwhelming and many have had to choose medicines over other important necessities because they could not financially afford both. While retail and grocery stores can discount prices and give coupons, many pharmacies often have no control over certain medicine prices to a certain degree. The United Way’s FamilyWize drug card can act as a discount coupon for cardholders. Every little bit can help with families in a financial bind. Another great asset of the card is the money is not coming out of taxes; the financial funding is made possible because of donators and program sponsors. I hope to see United Way’s FamilyWize drug cards program brought to other cities as well.