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Senator Fuschillo To Hold Prescription Drug Forums

 

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting local senior citizens to any of his upcoming community meetings to learn how the New York State EPIC program can help reduce prescription drug costs.

The meetings will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, April 6th
1:30 pm
Massapequa Park Village Hall
151 Front Street
Massapequa Park

Friday, April 7th
1:30 pm
Merrick Public Library
2599 Merrick Avenue
Merrick

Friday, April 7th
4 pm
Roosevelt Public Library
27 West Fulton Avenue
Roosevelt


At each meeting,a representative from the EPIC program will be on hand to explain how the program works and answer questions.

EPIC is a New York State program that is open to New York State residents ages 65 or older who have an annual income of $35,000 or less if single, or $50,000 or less if married. The plan covers almost all prescription medicines, both brand name and generic, as well as insulin, insulin syringes and needles. According to the New York State Department of Health, over 340,000 seniors already belong.

"Many seniors are unaware that the EPIC program can help them save money on their prescription drug costs, or are unsure if they qualify for it. This meeting will allow residents to hear directly from an EPIC representative about how the program works and ask questions," said Senator Fuschillo. "I encourage seniors to come to the meeting and learn about this cost saving program."

Residents who have any questions about any of these community meetings should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-546-4100.

In addition, Senator Fuschillo is offering information about the EPIC program and the federal government’s new Medicare prescription drug benefit. Seniors would like to obtain this information can do so by CLICKING HERE.



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