A prescription drug program for poor senior citizens and the disabled is expanding. It’s called the Missouri RX program, which replaced the Senior RX program when Medicare Part D began about 160,000 are served now. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder says the program will expand to cover another 60,000. Kinder says the state doesn’t want senior citizens making a choice between buying food or paying for prescriptions. The MoRX plan pays for about half the out-of-pocket expense that Medicare won’t cover; the so-called donut hole in Medicare prescription drug coverage. Kinder says he will work to raise awareness about the Missouri RX program and its expanded coverage by traveling the state in November to get the word out. Senior citizens making less than 200% of the poverty level and the disabled are eligible for the Missouri RX program.
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