Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Montel hosts crowd at Lexington Market

Montel Williams' message to citizens of his native Baltimore? Help is Here.

At Lexington Market this morning, the talk show host addressed uninsured Americans' access to prescription medicines.

He rolled up with the "Help is Here Express" national bus tour, which launched in April 2005 and has visited 1,500 cities to deliver information on patient assistance programs. (Williams has toured since January 2006).

One such assistance program? The everpresent State Children's Health Insurance Program. According to the release:

"America's pharmaceutical research companies support the reauthorization of SCHIP, and more than 40 of the assistance programs through PPA (the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, which is responsible for the bus tour and for which Williams is national spokesman) focus on the medication and healthcare needs of children."

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-JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor

Photo by Eric Stocklin.

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