A recent A.A.R.P. study pegs the increase at 7% last year.
That's one reason the "Help is Here Express" stopped in Little Rock Wednesday as it spreads the word about programs millions of people qualify for to help pay for prescriptions, especially those with chronic diseases..
Jeff Trewhitt explains how it works, "it's basically going to be, number one, whether or not you qualify, and then the second thing is which programs you qualify for, there are 475 of these programs."
To find out if you qualify, visit the Help is Here Express website at www.pparx.org. or call their toll free number, 1-888-477-2669.
All that's required is to answer 10 questions about your income and any insurance you have, to find out which programs you qualify for.