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Prescription Assistance Programs
The 2005 Legislature passed Senate Bill 324 (SB324) which created four different programs aimed at making prescription drugs more affordable. These programs are funded by the tobacco tax revenue and administered by the State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
Big Sky Rx Program:
http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/prescriptiondrug/bigsky.shtml This part of SB324 provides premium assistance for people enrolled in a Medicare approved prescription drug plan. Big Sky Rx can pay up to $36.02 per month for premiums for prescription drug insurance plans for qualified individuals.
Montana PharmAssist Program:
This part of SB324 is for all Montana citizens that will benefit from a no cost in depth consultation with licensed and credentialed participating pharmacists.
The PharmAssist program is open to all Montana citizens, regardless of age or income.
For more in-depth information:
Prescription Drug Education:
The fourth program initiated by SB324 is an education program for all Montana citizens. This site serves as an educational resource addressing the costs and benefits of various drugs. As resources become available they will be listed here as links for citizens and medical practitioners to compare the clinical effectiveness and cost comparisons between prescription drugs.
Links for consumers
Links for Health Professional
Rx Discount Program:
Senate Bill 324 calls for a drug discount program, which is still in the research phase. Since this bill was written, most of the major drug manufactures have been participating in Pharmacy Assistance Programs that provide free or discounted prescription drugs. Efforts in the drug discount area will continue.
EBT is the US government\s electronic based system in the US for payment of monies to those approved for food and cash benefit payments.
Check EBT Card Balance
States have their methods to log in and check your ETB balance online. We provide that information on our state pages.
Apply for EBT Card
Most states allow online applications for EBT Cards through the application for Food Stamps (SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or cash benefits through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). We provided this local office contact for those who want to apply for their EBT in person at this office. After applying for your benefits you will most likely need to come in for an interview at this or another local social service office.