State Pharmacy Assistance Programs - are state-funded programs that provide low-income and medically needy senior citizens and individuals with disabilities financial assistance for prescription drugs. As noted by Medicare:
"The law allows State Pharmacy Assistance Programs to "wrap around" the Medicare benefit to fill gaps in coverage. As a result, State Pharmacy Assistance Programs will be able to provide the same or better coverage for the beneficiaries who receive coverage through state programs now, at a lower cost per beneficiary for the states because of the availability of the Medicare drug benefit."
A number of states are offering various programs that may help with monthly Medicare Part D plan premiums or even medication co-payments, which will ultimately be considered as a portion of the TrOOP or True out of Pocket expenses that you pay.
Qualified State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs Under the MMA* *Note: This list is based on qualified SPAP attestation forms received by CMS as of April 15, 2008. Please note that several states have more than one SPAP.
Click on the state or program name below for program details