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166 South Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Tel: 717-264-3943
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Shippensburg PA 17257
Tel: 717-532-1707
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PO Box 202089
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2089
Tel: 717-705-2004
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Low-Cost Prescription Drug Assistance Available Through PACE and PACENET
1/30/2009
Senior citizens who rely on prescription drugs to stay healthy may qualify for financial assistance through the state’s PACE and PACENET prescription drug assistance programs, according to Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Cumberland/Franklin). 
 
PACE and PACENET offer comprehensive prescription coverage to older Pennsylvanians and covers most prescription medications and some prescription supplies. 
 
Eligibility restrictions for PACE require that applicants be residents of Pennsylvania for at least 90 consecutive days prior to application. Additionally, applicants must be age 65 or older and have a total income for the preceding calendar year of less than $14,500 for a single person, or less than $17,700 combined for a married couple.
 
Once enrolled in the PACE program, a benefit card will be mailed, and enrollees will be required to pay a $6 co-payment for each generic prescription medication. Brand name prescriptions require a $9 co-payment. These co-payments are made to the pharmacy at the time of purchase.
 
PACENET applicants must also be residents of Pennsylvania for at least 90 consecutive days prior to application and be age 65 or older. For PACENET, applicants must have had a total income for the preceding calendar year of between $14,500 and $23,500 for a single person, or between $17,700 and $31,500 combined for a married couple.
 
PACENET members who enroll in a Medicare Part D plan will pay the Part D premium directly to the plan. Depending on the Part D plan one is enrolled in, monthly premiums will range between $14.80 and $28.45. In addition, Part D cardholders will pay no more than the PACENET co-payments of $8 for each generic prescription medication and $15 for each brand name to the pharmacy at the time of purchase.
 
PACENET members who do not enroll in a Part D plan will pay $28.45 each month at the pharmacy toward the cost of their medications. If this is not paid on a monthly basis, it will accumulate. In addition, the individual will pay $8 for each generic prescription medication and $15 for each brand name.
 
Individuals who believe they qualify for PACE or PACENET can contact Kauffman’s office at (717) 264-3943 or (717) 532-1707 or log on to RepKauffman.com for additional information.
 
Rep. Rob Kauffman
89th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(717) 705-2004
(717) 264-3943
Member Site: RepKauffman.com
Contact: Sean Yeakle
(717) 787-3406
Caucus Site: PAHouseGOP.com