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CT ElderLaw: Prescription Drug Assistance
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The State of Connecticut and some drug manufactures offer programs that help certain persons who need prescription medications. Medicare now offers a separate, voluntary drug benefit program called Medicare Part D. Because of this program, Medicaid no longer pays for most prescription drugs needed by those with Medicaid and Medicare (called "the dually-eligible"). Medicare Part D is a requirement for the dually-eligible and for ConnPACE recipients.

Medicare Rx Prescription Drug Benefit
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The new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, also known as Medicare Rx (formerly Medicare Part D), began on January 1, 2006. The Connecticut Department of Social Services is working to coordinate existing state assistance programs with the Medicare drug benefit.


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