Bishop T.D. Jakes has started a new campaign offering free prescription drug discounts that will purportedly give patients up to 75 percent off medications at thousands of pharmacies across the country.
Jakes, who leads The Potters’ House in Dallas, Texas, is promoting a pre-activated RxRelief Card that he argues can save struggling families hundreds of dollars a year on prescription medications.
“I am offering a FREE pharmacy discount card to you and your family. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss,” the megachurch pastor said in a public letter. “With discounts on virtually every medication sold at over 500,000 pharmacies nationwide the RxRelief Card can save you and your family an average of $400.”
In a promotional video for the campaign Jakes says that the negative effects of the economy should not cause families to suffer preventable losses.
“The rising cost of health care and prescription drugs has taken its toll on Americans around the nation. Many families are forced to pick between paying bills and buying household necessities, or purchasing their prescription medicines. I no longer want to see our community succumb to illnesses that could’ve been avoided had they been able to afford their preventative medications,” the pastor said.