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Get Busy for Illinois Cares Rx!

Posted on 06/7/2012 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Personal HealthWe 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 …

The Illinois State Budget Has Passed…Dislike.

Posted on 05/31/2012 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeHey everyone it’s late…Jenn here from the communications team reporting on the Illinois State budget. Here’s the news:  The General Assembly passed a state budget that will mean bad news for thousands of Illinois seniors.  In an effort to balance the state budget, the General Assembly has been penny-wise and pound-foolish and has effectively turned their backs on thousands of seniors who rely on the Illinois Cares Rx prescription drug program and other home and community based service programs. The …

Save Illinois Cares RX!

Posted on 05/24/2012 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Personal HealthToday an Illinois House committee passed a budget bill that will completely eliminate the Illinois Cares Rx prescription drug program, a program that helps low-income seniors access the prescription drugs they need. THIS IS BAD! Nearly 200,000 Illinois seniors rely on the Illinois Cares Rx program to access the prescription drugs they need to maintain their health. If the program is eliminated, many seniors may be forced to stop taking their medications, and health care costs for Illinois will climb …