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posted: 7/30/2012 5:00 AM

Maine Twp. offers help with medicines

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Recently Gov. Quinn cut the Illinois Care RX program, which assists income-qualified seniors with medication expenses. Prescription coverage under Medicaid (medical benefits) has been drastically altered or eliminated in some cases. According to Age Options, the eliminations affect over 160,000 households in Illinois.

Here in Maine Township we have offered the Coast2Coast RX card since 2011. It provides residents, regardless of income, age or health status an opportunity to participate in an active program that will save on prescription drug costs.

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The Coast2Coast RX card is offered free of charge and may be used at most pharmacy chains and also independent pharmacies. In addition to prescription discounts, it also provides additional savings for lab and imaging tests. Additional discounts are also offered on dental, veterinary, vision, diabetes supplies and equipment along with hearing services.

We are pleased to be able to fill the gap caused by the cuts in the Illinois Care RX program. The card comes at no expense to either Maine Township nor the individual using the card.

Please stop by at Maine Township, 1700 Ballard Road, Park Ridge and pick up your free Coast2Coast RX card.

Carol A Teschky

Maine Township supervisor

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