PACE Plus program to help seniors pay less for Rxs

July 17, 2006

Pennsylvania's Gov. Edward Rendell has signed into law a new PACE Plus program, which will provide the state's seniors with a prescription assistance program. PACE Plus combines the popular lottery-funded PACE/PACENET program with the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. The Governor estimates that seniors in Pennsylvania will pay $2,000 less for their Rx benefits than older adults in other states.

PACE Plus program to help seniors pay less for Rxs

Pennsylvania's Gov. Edward Rendell has signed into law a new PACE Plus program, which will provide the state's seniors with a prescription assistance program. PACE Plus combines the popular lottery-funded PACE/PACENET program with the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. The Governor estimates that seniors in Pennsylvania will pay $2,000 less for their Rx benefits than older adults in other states. Under the new law PACE/PACENET will "wraparound" the federal program and fill the gaps in coverage, including when consumers reach the so-called "doughnut hole" in Medicare Part D coverage.

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