About 60,000 Missourians Losing Prescription Coverage

A program known as Missouri Rx will no longer be offered to seniors who make between 85 percent and 185 percent of the federal poverty level, which is up to $22,000 in 2017 for an individual.  About 60,000 Missourians will lose 50 percent of their prescription drug coverage. The rollback in funding was the result of cuts that lawmakers made to balance the state budget after tax revenue fell. Ending the subsidy saved about $15 million. Lawmakers still kept the funding for those making less than 85 percent of the poverty line, or roughly $10,000. To see if you qualify for Mo HealthNet (Medicaid), call the Family Support Division at 1-855-373-4636.