SenioRX details

Monday, June 17, 2002

The new Missouri SenioRx program is to begin providing prescription drug benefits to low-income senior citizens on July 1. Enrollment is expected to be about 27,000.

How it works:

Eligible seniors pay a small enrollment fee and must meet a deductible of either $250 or $500, depending on their income levels. The state then pays 60 percent of their prescription drug costs, with a cap of $5,000 annually in state help.

n Demographics:

Gender: 70 percent female.

Marital states: 43 percent married, 38 percent widowed, 19 percent single.

Race: 88 percent white, 7 percent unspecified, 3 percent black, others less than 1 percent each.

Average annual household income: $14,000

Top five counties: St. Louis, Jackson, Jasper, Greene, St. Charles.

Source: Missouri SenioRx Program

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