State Senator Bill Morrisette (D-Springfield), had a letter in today’s (8/9/07) print Oregonian reminding everyone that the Oregon Prescription Drug Program (OPDP) benefits are available to ALL Oregonians, even if you are already covered by an existing policy. From Senator Morrisette’s web site (the Oregonian letter is too deeply buried for me to find it in the available time):
“With the passage of my Senate Bill 362, all Oregonians are now eligible to receive the benefits of the Oregon Prescription Drug Program. The program was created as a result of a bill I co-sponsored in the 2003 session and has steadily been enlarged since then through bills and initiative measures I sponsored.
Anyone can sign up to receive a card at www.opdp.org and use it to receive discounts whenever buying prescription drugs. Even if you have drug coverage with your health care insurance or the Medicare Plan D, you can check with your pharmacist to see if the OPDP card will give you a larger discount on any prescription or carry you through the notorious Plan D “donut hole” of federal non-coverage.”
Visit the OPDP website for more information or contact your own Oregon state representative or senator, who would also be able to tell you about this program. Your state elected officials are a terrific source of information about state laws and new and proposed legislation.