(Springfield, IL) – Illinois residents now have access to a free prescription assistance program. The "Illinois R-X Card" program is designed to help uninsured and under-insured people get the medications they need.

Program Director Mike Rogers says everyone is eligible for the card. "Illinois R-X card has no enrollment forms, no restrictions or age or income requirements. There are no waiting periods, no eligibility requirements, and exclusions. It covers pre-existing conditions," Rogers said.

Both generic and name brand drugs can be discounted up to 75-percent with the card. It's accepted at more than 56-thousand pharmacies nationwide. Cards can be downloaded for free at www.illinoisrxcard.com.