Insulin is so Expensive
(Miami, Florida, USA)
My uncle has been living with diabetes for most of his adult life. It was never an issue until he lost his job & could not afford COBRA. He is a very proud man.
Not once did he mention to the family that he was skipping his insulin injections in order to make sure he could afford to pay the house bills. It wasn't until his health declined, that I realized what he was doing.
It was the first time I saw him cry. He was desperate. Although I am doing OK financially, I am not doing well enough to fully support my family and him.
I researched things I could to to help him. The first thing I was able to do is to get him a coupon from MedicationCoupons.com that helped him save. I also was able to find patient assistance programs that he registered for.
After several months, he is finally getting his insulin for next to nothing. Just think- I almost lost my uncle because he could not afford his medicine!
I venture to say that this same scenario is playing out all over America.