In line at pharmacy. Woman in front of me picking up a prescription for her kid. "That'll be $819" says the pharmacist. She looks stunned. "For one month?" "Sixty pills," he tells her. They leave without the medicine.
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I think people underestimate the psychological cost of knowing that, even if you're 'insured', getting sick could bankrupt you. It's a low level fear that almost everyone here just has to manage.
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I’m actually shaken reading the responses to this. So much suffering. I’m the son of a British National Health System (NHS) doctor and I will never get used to the way Americans (including me, now) are preyed upon by orgs that are supposed to heal
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No let’s make healthcare free at point of use and remove all the layers of predators and gatekeepers and pharma bros. Insulin is just the tip of the iceberg
Let’s cap the cost of insulin at $35 a month so every family can afford it.
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