Wisconsin officials get OK to extend prescription program

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials say the state has received federal approval to extend a prescription drug assistance program for older residents.

The state Department of Health Services said in a statement Monday that SeniorCare helps about 60,000 people each month by reducing prescription costs for low-income state residents who are 65 or older.

DHS spokeswoman Claire Yunker says the action from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will allow SeniorCare to operate through 2018.

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