The Prepaid Healthcare Visa® Gift Card is a good alternative to store cards, especially if the recipient is someone without adequate health coverage, like recent college grads, the elderly, or unemployed.
This card can be used like any debit card to pay for prescriptions, co-pays at doctor's offices, vision care, dental care, health club memberships, exercise equipment and a wide variety of other purchases at healthcare and wellness establishments that accept VISA® debit cards. The card works just like cash and is a great way to cover the payments associated with everything from hearing aids, braces and dental work to contact lenses, chiropractors and baby formula. More info at: www.givewell.com.
(source: AARP Bulletin April 08)