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Last Day to Apply for Prescription Drug Program

May 30, 2002
By: Julie Kroenig
State Capital Bureau

This is senior citizens last chance to get the state of Missouri's help with prescription drugs.

Julie Kroenig has the details.

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Thursday, May 30 is the last day to enroll in the senior prescription drug program for the next year.

You can get an application at your local pharmacy or at www.missouriseniorx.com.

The application must be filled out and postmarked by today.

Joe Maxwell, Lieutenant Governor for the state of Missouri, encourages all to apply.

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Contents: This is senior citizen's cheapest form of insurance.

Missouri residents who will be at least sixty-five by July 1 who have an annual income of less than $17,000 are eligible to apply.

Julie Kroenig, for CBS News, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Date: May 30, 2002

By: Julie Kroenig

State Capital Bureau

Today is the deadline for senior citizens to enroll in Missouri's prescription drug program.

Julie Kroenig has the story in Jefferson City.

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To enroll for prescription drug coverage for the upcoming year, you must have your application postmarked by today.

Lieutenant Governor Joe Maxwell encourages all who are eligible to fill out the application.

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Contents: You must be 65 y.o., and make less than 17,000 dollars a year.

If you qualify for this program, you are required to pay a 25 to 35 dollar enrollment fee, a 250 to 500 dollar deductible, and then the state will pay for up to sixty percent of the cost of generic drugs.

You can get an application from a pharmacy or from www.missouriseniorx.com.

Julie Kroenig, for CBS News, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Date: May 30, 2002

By: Julie Kroenig

State Capital Bureau

If you are a senior citizen paying for prescription drugs, let the state of Missouri help out.

Julie Kroenig will fill you in.

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Today is the last day to apply for Missouri's senior prescription drug program.

You must have your application postmarked by today and you can pick one up at a pharmacy or at www.missouriseniorx.com.

Lieutenant Governor Joe Maxwell says this is one of the cheapest plans for Missouri seniors.

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Contents: All who are eligible should apply because most likely you will be accepted.

Missouri residents who are over the age of 65 and who make less than 17,000 dollars per year, or a couple who makes less than 23,000 dollars per year are encouraged to apply.

After an enrollment fee and a deductible the state will pay for 60 percent of the cost of generic drugs.

Julie Kroenig for CBS News, Jefferson City, Missouri.