There are several different types of programs that can assist Medicare enrollees with their out-of-pocket costs for services. Here you can find some basic information about some of these programs, where to get more information and where to enroll in them.
Part D Extra Help
For those with Medicare Part D making $17,655 or less yearly ($23,895 for married couples)* and meet certain resource limits.
Missouri’s Medicaid Program.
For those who nearly qualify for MO HealthNet, but earn too much.
Medicare Savings Programs
Three programs for those earning $16,140 or less yearly ($21,756 for married couples)* and meet certain resource limits. Provides help with Medicare Advantage and Medicare Parts A, B, and D.
Missouri Rx (MoRx)
For those with Medicare Part D or a Medicare Advantage Drug Plan who earn $21,660 or less yearly ($29,140 for married couples). No resource limits.
*Dollar amounts are current until March 2016.
Other Drug Assistance Options
A fully-licensed mail order pharmacy that is committed to making the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable.
A comprehensive database of patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles that helps provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine.
An information resource dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.
Missouri Drug Card
As a resident of Missouri, you and your family have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP).
EyeCare America is a public service program of The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. It matches eligible seniors in need with volunteer ophthalmologists to provide a medical eye exam and up to one year of care with no out of pocket of the patient.