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Missouri's State Pharmacy Assistance Program is more commonly referred to as the Missouri Rx Plan or MoRx. This program assists low income seniors with the cost of their medications by paying up to 50% of their co-payment amounts. The MoRx Program is intended to supplement Medicare Part D (Medicare’s prescription drug program) plans, not to replace them. When an enrolled individual makes a medication purchase, Medicare Part D is the "first payer" and MoRx the "second payer," meaning the Missouri Rx Plan will only pay after Medicare Part D has paid their portion.
To be eligible for this program, seniors must meet the following criteria:
Note that persons enrolled in or eligible for the Missouri Medicaid (MO HealthNet) prescription program cannot concurrently receive assistance under this program.
MoRx will pay for 50% of participants' out-of-pocket prescription costs on prescriptions covered by a participant’s Medicare Part D Plan. Make note, this program does not assist in covering the cost of Medicare Part D Plan premiums. The program does not have enrollment or application fees. However, some participants perceive an added cost since they are required to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan, which they might otherwise have chosen not to do.
Applicants should be aware that the amount of their countable assets, such as cash, bonds, and savings accounts, will be requested during the application process. However, this information is not used to determine eligibility.
Once an applicant is enrolled in this program, there is no need to reapply.