Missouri Rx http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. gov. signs Missouri Rx legislation, mum on voter ID http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gov-signs-missouri-rx-legislation-mum-voter-id <p>Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation today reauthorizing the state&#39;s prescription drug assistance program for low-income seniors for three more years.</p><p><a href="http://www.morx.mo.gov/">Missouri Rx</a> pays half of the cost of prescription drugs, including co-pays and deductibles, for eligible seniors. It&#39;s designed to cover the gap in Medicare prescription drug benefits known as the donut hole.</p><p>The governor says the program will still be needed even as President Obama phases in his overhaul of the health care system.</p> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 20:09:54 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1409 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. gov. signs Missouri Rx legislation, mum on voter ID Missouri RX prescription program to get 3-year extension http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-rx-prescription-program-get-3-year-extension <p>Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation to renew the state&rsquo;s prescription drug program for senior citizens and the disabled.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.morx.mo.gov/">Missouri RX</a> covers half the co-pays and deductibles for individuals earning up to $21,600 per year and married couples making just over $29,000 per year.&nbsp; The program&rsquo;s renewal was added onto a separate bill sponsored by GOP House Member Jason Smith of Dent County.</p> Fri, 13 May 2011 20:44:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1231 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri RX prescription program to get 3-year extension Nixon calls for Missouri prescription program for seniors, disabled to continue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-calls-missouri-prescription-program-seniors-disabled-continue <p>Often programs called "important" and "a blessing" by lawmakers on both sides of the isle aren't in much danger of elimination, but this time might be different.</p><p>207,000 low-income seniors and disabled people in Missouri participate in the <a href="http://www.morx.mo.gov/">Missouri Rx</a> prescription drug assistance program. Well, at least until it expires in August 2011.</p><p>Unless the <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/">Missouri General Assembly</a> reauthorizes it.</p><p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 21:14:30 +0000 Julie Bierach & Kelsey Proud 119 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon calls for Missouri prescription program for seniors, disabled to continue