Health Insurance and Prescription Drug Programs Health Insurance and Prescription Drug Programs

Health Insurance & RX Drug Programs

Many public insurance programs are available to provide New York State residents with health insurance coverage.  These include Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicare.  Programs are also available to help people afford prescription drugs.

Information on these programs is available through the New York State Department of Health’s Health Insurance webpage.  Additional information on providing health insurance for children is available here.

The Healthcare Consortium provides assistance to Greene and Columbia County residents in applying for public health insurance coverage through its ‘Covering the Uninsured’ program.  The Healthcare Consortium also helps residents apply for prescription drug assistance through its ‘Prescription Access’ program.

Prescription Drug Discount Card

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If you are uninsured or underinsured and paying cash for your prescription drugs, the Greene County Prescription Drug Discount Card, offered through ProAct, can provide immediate financial relief at the pharmacy counter.

Program Highlights:

  • Any resident, regardless of age or income, can participate.
  • Discount card is accepted at all Greene County pharmacies and at over 55,000 pharmacies nationwide.
  • Discount card covers ALL prescription medications, brand or generic.  Prescriptions for pets would also be covered.
  • Average savings:
    • 10-20% on Brand drugs
    • 20-70% on Generic drugs

For more information or to obtain a card, visit:


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New York State of Health (formerly the NY Health Benefit Exchange)

New York State of Health is an organized marketplace, under the Affordable Care Act, designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage.  Individuals and families seeking health insurance coverage will be able to compare options, calculate costs and select coverage.

To make an appointment, contact the Healthcare Consortium at 518-822-9600 to see the Navigator at your convenience at the many sites through Greene and Columbia Counties.