Friday, June 10, 2011

Legislation Assisting Certain Missourians with Prescription Medications Signed Into Law

JEFFERSON CITY — Low-income seniors and those citizens with disabilities will benefit from legislation passed by the Missouri General Assembly during the 2011 legislative session and recently signed by the governor.  House Bill 412, carried through the upper chamber by Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, extends the sunset on the Missouri Rx (MoRx) Plan, among other provisions.

MoRx, Missouri’s State Pharmacy Assistance Program, was created to provide prescription drug assistance to Missouri citizens by coordinating benefits with Medicare’s (Part D) Prescription Drug Program.  The program’s expiration date has been extended from Aug. 28, 2011, to Aug. 28, 2014.

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