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Nixon: Missouri Rx Program Too Important to Let Expire

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Eight years ago the Missouri Rx Program was established and soon it will be going away.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Eight years ago the Missouri Rx Program was established and soon it will be going away.

That's why Governor Jay Nixon was at South Side Senior Center Wednesday in Springfield, where he announced his fiscal year 2015 budget will include a nearly $24 million investment to expand it.

Nixon says it affects more than 227,000 seniors across the state and it's too important to let it expire.

"This Missouri Rx is about more than just dollars and cents,” says Nixon. “It's about a need we share as Missourians to help our neighbors in need. Our seniors are vital and valued members of our communities and the quality of our life is the quality of all of our lives."

The program works with Medicare Part D to lower out-of-pocket expenses for seniors. It covers up to 50 percent of co-pays and deductibles and doesn't cost seniors a thing.

Nixon vows to make it a priority during the new legislative session, which started Jan. 8 in Jefferson City.



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