LowestMed Launches MediBajo – First Prescription Pricing App for the Hispanic Community
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 6, 2015 – To help the Hispanic community compare and find better prices for their prescription drugs, LowestMed has launched MediBajo, the first prescription price comparison app specifically developed for the Hispanic community. Utilizing user-friendly mobile technology, the MediBajo app makes prescription drug pricing at local pharmacies transparent for Spanish speaking consumers.
“Prescription drug prices vary and many people end up paying too much or skip their medications simply because of the lack of pricing transparency. This can be an even bigger problem if there is a language barrier,” said Brad Bangerter, CEO of LowestMed. “We created MediBajo specifically for the 55 million Hispanics in the US to help ensure they can compare prices at local pharmacies and get the best discounts available by using an app tailored to their own language.”
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that as many as 1 in 4 of the uninsured population is Latino. This app can save money for uninsured consumers, as well as those who have health insurance.
MediBajo utilizes the popular LowestMed smartphone app platform to power its search data. By entering a medication name, users can immediately see discounted prescription drug prices at pharmacies near them. They can then present the pharmacy with a digital discount card, displayed on their smartphone, to get their medications at a reduced price.
“We’ve taken the guesswork out of finding the lowest prescription drug price,” said Bangerter. “Our goal is to help consumers make informed decisions so they can better afford their medications, which will lead to improved medication adherence and health.”
The need to provide more prescription drug related information in Spanish is also being addressed by California lawmakers, who drafted bill AB 1073, which will require pharmacists to provide medication instructions to patients in Spanish, and other languages.
The MediBajo iphone app is free in apple’s app store and will soon be available for android users. no registration is requiredâ€”so no personal medical information is collected. for more information, visit www.MediBajo.com.
LowestMed provides employers and consumers with information that helps manage and reduce healthcare expenses. The company’s drug programs help consumers know the costs at local pharmacies so they can effectively compare prices, resulting in significant savings in both time and out-of-pocket costs. LowestMed makes prescription drug pricing transparent, utilizing user-friendly mobile technology.
For more information, visit: www.lowestmed.com.