Coverage under the new federal Medicare Prescription Drug Program began on January 1, 2006. If you or a loved one participated in both Medicare and Medicaid known as “dually eligible individuals” and received prescriptions through Medicaid administered by the state before January 1, 2006, you can now be receiving your medications through the federal government’s Medicare Prescription Drug Program.

If you wish to receive your prescription drugs through the Medicare Prescription Drug Program, review its drug plan options and enroll. Open enrollment in 2010 is between the dates of November 15 and December 31. If you experience problems in obtaining prescription coverage, are seeking enrollment help, or wish to change your plan, you can and should call 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE) or visit www.medicare.gov. Furthermore, Freedom Resource Center has staff that will able to assist you. Please contact us at 1-800-450-0459 and ask for Terryl or Joyce.