- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)47
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
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.
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