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Governor Walker announces SeniorCare renewal

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker announced Thursday Wisconsin's SeniorCare prescription drug program has been granted another waiver from the federal government.

SeniorCare will continue operating until at least 2015.  The waiver is needed so the state can run the program outside of Medicare Part D.  The current waiver was granted in 2009 and set to expire at the end of the year.

The program began in 2002 and provides discounted prescription drugs for Wisconsin residents 65 or older and meet eligibility criteria.  There is a $30 annual enrollment fee with copayments ranging from $5 to $15.

SeniorCare is popular largely because there are no gaps in coverage, it is more comprehensive and less expensive than Medicare Part D.

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