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Missouri Rx program is Expanding

Date: October 31, 2006
By: Beverly Rivera
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Missouri's state pharmacy program MoRx is growing and will start accepting new people on November first.

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The Governor announced that Missouri Rx is will begin enrolling up to 60,000 more Missourians.

According to the governor's office, the program assists low-income seniors and disabled Missourians with prescription drug costs. 

Brian Hauswirth (House-Worth), Interim Communications Director for the Governor,says this program will keep money in the pockets of those who need it.

 

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Description: Hauswirth says Missourians can use the money they save on prescriptions to buy food, transportation and other necessary items.
 

Hauswirth says MoRx pays for half the remaining prescription drug cost individuals face after federal assistance.
 
From Jefferson City, I'm Beverly Rivera.
 

Intro: The state's pharmacy program will extend its benefits to an additional 60,000 Missourians beginning November first.

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Brian Hauswirth (House-Worth), the Interim Communications Director for the Governor, says Missouri Rx replaced Senior Rx as the state's pharmacy program last January.

The program assists low-income seniors and disabled Missouri residents.

Hauswirth says under Senior Rx, the program only benefited 13,000 residents, but the new MoRx program now includes 158,000 Missourians.  

He says the Department of Social Services has worked with pharmaceutical companies in order to help more people.

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Description: Hauswirth says the program has been able to grow due to drug manufacturer rebates.

The Interim Communications Director says MoRx covers 50 percent of the remaining prescription drug cost eligible Missourians face after federal assistance.

From the State Capitol, I'm Beverly Rivera.


Intro: Missouri's state pharmacy program MoRx is growing.

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Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder says the program will assist low-income Missouri seniors and disabled Missourians pay for necessary prescription drugs.

He says he is pleased with the effect of the state's pharmacy program.

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Description: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder says the MoRx program is great.

The Lieutenant Governor says at least 60,000 more Missourians are eligible for the program.

He also says open enrollment for MoRx begins November first and will remain open indefinitely.

From the State Capitol, I'm Beverly Rivera.