Group Hopes to Eeducate Seniors About Medicare

Group Hopes to Eeducate Seniors About Medicare

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Community leaders have formed a coalition to inform the public about new prescription drug subsidies available to about 95-thousand of Utah's 220-thousand Medicare recipients.

Organizers say they'll work with religious groups, hospitals, pharmacies and government to get the word out.

The head of the Utah A-A-R-P says many seniors are confused, intimidated by or unaware of potential savings. The program is optional.

People whose incomes are 150 percent of the poverty level or lower will receive drugs for free or low cost, and will not have to pay a deductible. That income level equates to about 14-thousand dollars or less for a single person and 19-thousand or less for married couples.

People can enroll for the program from November 15th to May 15th of next year.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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