(AUGUSTA, ME) Senator Paul T. Davis, Sr. (R-Sangerville) announced his support today for a program established by Pfizer Inc. that provides prescription medicines and other health benefits to over 7 million low-income elderly Americans. The Pfizer for Living Share Card program allows eligible seniors to buy a 30-day supply of Pfizer medicines for a fee of $15 per prescription.
"Providing access to affordable prescription drug coverage for those most at need has always been a priority to the Maine Legislature. However, our state prescription drug plans only cover a fraction of those who need assistance. I applaud Pfizer for creating this program to help millions of elderly people, and I encourage all that think they may qualify for the card to apply," said Senator Davis.
To be eligible for the card, you must be:
Interested citizens can call 1-800-717-6005 today to receive an application, or visit www.pfizerforliving.com for additional information.
The Share Card will provide immediate access to Pfizer medicines, including therapies for many diseases that are chronic and often untreated among the elderly, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and depression. At the same time, Pfizer's comprehensive program will provide health information and guidance as to how seniors can apply for health benefits through existing programs.
The program has been endorsed by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, as well as many governors and legislators. Many national advocacy organizations also have expressed support for the program including AARP, The National Council on the Aging, The United Seniors Association, The Latino Coalition, The National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organization, The National Organization on Disability, The American Diabetes Association and The National Mental Health Association.
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