State announces ‘Colorado Cares’

RBC — The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announces the Colorado Cares Rx program that provides Colorado residents a convenient way to buy generic prescription medicines at a discounted price. Prescriptions are easy to fill and are conveniently delivered to the individualís home.
Individuals and families qualify based on income and family size. A single adult can earn up to $31,200 while a family of four can earn up to $63,600. Individuals can have other health insurance coverage.
“The Colorado Cares Rx program offers a convenient, low-cost way for individuals to get prescription medicines,” says Joan Henneberry, executive director. “We know when it is easy and affordable for people to get their medicines, they will take them and this may prevent a trip to the emergency room.”
Cost of a 90-day prescription is $20, $30 or $40 dependent upon the medication. The Colorado Cares Rx program is a mail-order program.
The Department has partnered with Rx Outreach to offer this program. Colorado Cares Rx is not funded by state dollars.
For more information and to get an application, please visit www.coloradocaresrx.com.
The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing: The Department administers the Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus programs as well as a variety of other programs for Colorado’s low-income, elderly and disabled populations. The mission of the Department is to improve access to cost-effective, quality health care services for Coloradans. For more information about the department, visit www.chcpf.state.co.us.