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?
I already lost my livelihood due to high healthcare costs. I don’t want to lose my life.