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State-Funded Senior Prescription Program Starts Enrollment

April 2, 2002
By: Matt Flener
State Capital Bureau

It's time to sign up for prescription help for the state. Matt Flener has more from the state capitol.

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Having trouble paying for your prescriptions?

You can now sign up for coverage from the Missouri Government.

Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell says the state is willing to pay up to 60 percent of your prescriptions.

If you meet the requirements.

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OutCue: "to see if they're eligible"

Maxwell heads the state's prescription drug task force and says the program is taking applications until May 30th.

If you want to find out more, call your pharmacist, or the program's hotline at 1-866-556-9316.

If accepted, you can start seeing the benifits around the first of July.

From the Missouri Capitol, I'm Matt Flener.


If you're over 65 and having trouble paying for prescriptions, the state of Missouri is ready to help you out.

Matt Flener has the story from Jefferson City.

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Missouri is finally ready to help relieve your rising prescription costs.

You can now sign up for the Senior-R-X program if you are over 65 and don't have Medicaid coverage or insurance.

Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell spearheaded the program and says seniors have a tough time with prescriptions.

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OutCue: "position to have senior citizens in"
Contents: Seniors have to choose between food rent and prescriptions.

To help out, Maxwell says the state will pay up to 60 percent of your prescription costs if you apply by May 30th.

Then you'll be able to get the benefits by July 1st.

Ask your local pharmacist for details, or call 1-866-556-9316.

From the state Capitol, I'm Matt Flener.


Seniors without medicaid coverage can now sign up for prescription relief from the Missouri Government.

Matt Flener has the story from Jefferson City.

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Though the state is still working hard on crunching out a budget, it's going ahead with a prescription relief program for senior citizens.

The program will help those over 65 who don't have insurance or medicaid.

Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell knows it has been a tough budget year, but feels that seniors are a top priority.

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And for relief, the state will pay up to 60 percent of your prescription costs if you apply by May 30th.

Maxwell says he expects to have upwards of 85,000 people sign up for coverage.

Ask your local pharmacist for more about the program or call the hotline at 1-866-556-9316.

From Jefferson City, I'm Matt Flener.


Seniors having trouble paying their rising prescription costs can now get help from the state of Missouri.

The state has started taking aplications for a new program that can pay up to 60 percent of your prescription costs.

You have to be over 65 and without Medicaid or prescription coverage for the past 6 months.

Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell says seniors are well-deserving of the coverage.

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OutCue: "or as taxpayers"
Contents: Senior Citizens have paid their price.

And he says that the state is helping them out with this new relief.

Maxwell says seniors are in a tough position to begin with, and that the state's current budget situation shouldn't outwiegh those problems.

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Contents: Senior citizens have to choose between food, rent, and prescriptions.

Maxwell says seniors should apply by May 30th to get their benefits by the first of July.

Ask your pharmacist for details, or call the state's hotline at 1-866-556-9316.

From Jefferson City, I'm Matt Flener.