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Get Busy for Illinois Cares Rx!
Posted By AARP Illinois On June 7, 2012 @ 7:42 pm In Health Talk | No Comments
We need to Save Illinois Cares Rx…and we can’t do it without you. This is Jenn reporting from the Illinois communications team.
We need your help. Last week our staff, our volunteers, our members, and many of the 160,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities who are able to afford their prescription drugs only because of Illinois Cares Rx, were saddened by the news that this critical program has been entirely eliminated from the state budget. That’s right it’s gone. Starting July 1st, CaresRx clients will begin showing up at the pharmacy and won’t be able to get the medications they need. The medications that ultimately keep them out of the hospital, or in some cases keep them alive. Way to go Illinois State Legislators. Way- to- Go.
Here’s the good news…these elected officials work for you. That means if you’re loud enough, if you’re persistent enough, if you can show them that this program matters, they can choose to right this wrong. We’re asking everyone to take at least two steps to save Illinois Cares Rx.
1) Make the call! Tell your legislators to save Illinois Cares Rx.
2) Share your story with us.
Help us save Illinois Cares Rx.
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