I shouldn’t have to pay $100 just to feel normal and find relief.
I fear for the day that I’m told that I am no longer covered and I have to pay hundreds of dollars in order to avoid a life-ending stroke.
I find myself cancelling doctor's appointments because I realize that I can’t afford the copay to go because I already spent too much on my medications.
I need these medications, and I’m sure I will continue to need others in the future. But these drug costs are simply too high.
Seniors should be able to afford their medication without having to sacrifice their dignity.
At the beginning of this year, I was stunned to find out that my Flexipen would cost $450 for a month’s supply.
This is a life or death matter, and patients deserve better.
Unfortunately, Medicare doesn’t cover the thyroid medicine prescribed to me by my doctor: Armour Thyroid.
I don’t get to do any of the activities that I used to love. I miss going to the gym and leading an active lifestyle, but my pain is simply too severe.
It shouldn’t cost seniors their rent or a healthy diet in order to be able to breathe.
We shouldn't have to decide if we would rather eat or treat our ailments.
I am currently prescribed a slew of high-priced drugs like Lipitor, and each month my prescriptions total about $500 –– which is much more than I can manage.
If my drugs were more affordable, my health would greatly improve. Lower prices would mean better access to the medications that are prescribed to me.
I wish things were different, but for now, this is the way I must live.
The medications that help me should not take up 57% of my income.
My insulin was simply unaffordable, and my stress over it became a formidable aspect of my life.
I don’t think I would be alive right now if I weren’t able to afford my medication.
If I weren’t able to afford the Restasis, my eyes would dry out and I would have bad vision. In the long term, I would ultimately go blind.
It makes you question everything. What is the point of drugs if the people who need them can't afford them?