(Honolulu, HI) – Program officials have confirmed that Hawaii Rx Card is scheduled to launch tomorrow. Hawaii Rx Card is a free discount prescription drug card program that is being launched to help the uninsured residents of Hawaii afford their prescription medications.

Hawaii once held the honor of having the fewest uninsured residents of any state, but it has tumbled down the national ranks. In a report on the nation's uninsured, Families USA said about 27.1 percent of Hawaii residents under age 65, or 294,000, were uninsured during part or all of 2007-2008. Most were part of working families. The Hawaii Medical Association (HMA) and the Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association (HHLA) are creating awareness, setting up card distribution channels, and providing support for this new prescription assistance program.

The Hawaii Rx Card is a solution to the confusing maze of discount prescription programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs only cover certain drugs, charge fees, and many of these programs have membership restrictions. Hawaii Rx Card is open to all residents of Hawaii. Hawaiians can download a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies at www.hawaiirxcard.com.