Low-income seniors and working families without prescription drug coverage can begin applying for a state discount card.
The card will cut the cost of their medication by an average 20 percent a month.
Governor Jennifer Granholm officially kicked off the enrollment period for the Michigan Prescription Discount Card Tuesday. It's also called the Mi-RX card.
State health officials expect as many as 200-thousand senior citizens and low-income people to receive a discount card.
Participants are required to be a resident of Michigan, have no other prescription drug coverage, and have an income at or below 300 percent of poverty, $56,550 for a family of four.
The enrollment period will continue indefinitely and there is no cost to enroll.
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