A decade-old discount drug program offered by Sangamon County now promises bigger savings on more services.
The county board has approved hiring a new provider to oversee the Sangamo Scripts program.
Nearly 10-thousand people have signed up over the past ten years, and have gotten an average 25-percent discount on thousands of prescription drugs.
County officials say the new program will mean discounts of nearly 40-percent, and will also mean reduced prices on lab work, dental, vision and hearing services, and even veterinary care.
The new Sangamo Scripts program starts September 1st.