Governor Gavin Newsom Stands With Patients in Signing AB 824
My life and my budget has been greatly affected; it is really making things tough.
I took out a loan in order to help pay for the medication, and over time I’ve taken out over $1,000 in loans to help him.
Patients like me shouldn’t have to fear for their health just because they can’t afford their medications.
I just want to be able to enjoy my time and not have trouble breathing or managing my blood sugar.
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I urge the California legislature to look at my story and see that Californians like me are suffering under the high cost of medication.
As a community member, I share my story with you all today to show how drug pricing is a public health issue, and I ask that my representatives take a stand to lower drug prices today.
Medications are simply too expensive, and patients deserve to be able to live without having to worry about spending everything in their bank accounts.
I shouldn’t have to pay $100 just to feel normal and find relief.
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.
Measure would outlaw deals that block generic prescription drugs.
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.
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.