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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
Saturday, 13 April 2019 07:46

SeniorcarePopular prescription drug program extended until December 31st, 2028

MADISON - State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) said Friday that Wisconsin’s ten year waiver request for the SeniorCare prescription drug program has been approved by the federal government meaning it will remain in place until December 31st, 2028.

“This is great news for the thousands of people who depend on SeniorCare and who may need it in the future to help them afford their needed medications,” said Hansen. “SeniorCare will be around for the next ten years.”

SeniorsIn June of 2018 the Department of Health Services applied for an extended ten-year waiver for SeniorCare, one of the nation’s best prescription drug plans that helps 90,000 Wisconsin seniors afford their needed medications.

As the waiver review process time took longer than expected Senator Hansen, a long-time supporter of the program, reached out to both Secretary Palm of the State’s Department of Health Services and the Center for Medicaid Services in support of the state’s ten-year waiver request.

“This is great news. And on behalf of my constituents I’m very grateful that Governor Evers, Secretary Palm and the staff at DHS continued to press on with their work with CMS to make this happen. A lot of folks who depend on SeniorCare will be relieved to know that it is going to continue for the next ten years.”

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 April 2019 08:10
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