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  208.788.  Program not an entitlement — payer of last resort requirements. — 1.  The program created in sections 208.780 to 208.798 is not an entitlement.  The program created in or authorized under sections 208.780 to 208.798 is subject to the annual appropriation of funds by the general assembly.  Benefits are limited by moneys appropriated in the appropriations bill and signed by the governor less actions by the governor under Article IV, Sections 26 and 27 of the Missouri Constitution and section 33.290.

  2.  The program is the payor of last resort, and shall only cover costs for participants that are not covered by the Medicare Part D prescription benefit.

  3.  Except for dual eligibles during the transition period in which they are being transferred from the Medicaid program to a prescription drug plan, applicants who are qualified for coverage of payments for prescription drugs under a public assistance program, other than MMA benefits, are ineligible for the Missouri Rx plan as long as they are so qualified.

  4.  Applicants who are qualified for full coverage of payments for prescription drugs under another plan of assistance or insurance are ineligible to receive benefits from the Missouri Rx plan as long as they are eligible to receive prescription drug benefits from another plan.

  5.  Applicants who are qualified for partial payments for prescription drugs under another insurance plan are eligible for the Missouri Rx plan, but may receive reduced assistance from the Missouri Rx plan.

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(L. 2005 S.B. 539)

Terminates 8-28-22


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