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Is the Healthcare Alliance card a scam?

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Healthcare Alliance drug discount cards represent a real discount program, according to investigations performed and reported by Pacific Standard magazine and WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh. Healthcare Alliance states that customers could save up to 75 percent on prescription medication costs, with most averaging about 50 percent savings.

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Consumers' main concern revolves around the fact that the unsolicited membership cards arrive pre-activated and allegedly can be used immediately, states Pacific Standard. The cards have no fees attached to them, but discounts may not equal those found within health insurance coverage, both investigations report.

Healthcare Alliance makes money by partnering with pharmaceutical companies, according to Pacific Standard. The card's privacy policy states Healthcare Alliance shares information with other companies, notes WPXI-TV.

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