Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that applications are available at his district office for the recently created NY Prescription $aver program (NYP$), sponsored by the State Department of Health. The NYP$ is a free discount card that can reduce the cost of prescriptions by 30% to 60% for eligible lower income residents.
“As health care costs continue to rise and with a stagnant economy, the New York Prescription $aver card can save money on prescription drugs for eligible participants. I encourage all who might qualify to contact me or stop by my district office to pick up an application,” Said Senator Ranzenhofer.
Participants must be a New York State resident between the ages of fifty and sixty-four or a person of any age who has been determined to be disabled by the Social Security Administration. Annual household income must be below $35,000 for singles and $50,000 for married persons. Medicaid participants are not eligible for the program.
Applications for the program are available at Senator Ranzenhofer’s District Office, 8203 Main Street – Suite 4 in Clarence. For more information, please contact Senator Ranzenhofer’s office at (716) 631-8695. Applications are also available by calling the NYP$ Helpline at 1-800-788-6917 or by visiting http://nyprescriptionsaver.fhsc.com .
Senator Ranzenhofer was elected to the New York State Senate in 2008. He represents the 61st District which includes part of the city of Tonawanda, the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, Newstead and Tonawanda in Erie County and all of Genesee County.