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?
I can’t imagine what will happen once I get older and need more medication –– and I fear for when that day comes.
Is it any wonder so many go bankrupt because of medical expenses?