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Howard Tayler - What Will Finally Fix Health Care
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norroway From: norroway Date: September 12th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)

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Except that just getting my asthma medicine every month, for me, is catastrophic. I'm sorry, $750 a month for medicines just to be able to breathe is TOO MUCH MONEY. It's more than three times my car payment.
pharaohmobius From: pharaohmobius Date: September 12th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

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"Yes, I recognize that some procedures/medications/etc. are too pricey to be paid for out of pocket by most people."
Thanks for reading thoroughly. ;o)

In a serious vein, have you tried writing the manufacturer of your asthma medicine? Despite a lot of vilification in the media, drug companies will often help people who cannot afford medications.

norroway From: norroway Date: September 12th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

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I did read thoroughly, thanks. I have done the whole go-to-the-manufacturer thing. You have to make under a certain amount of money each year, and I make just slightly over that. But I'm self-employed, so it actually comes out to a whole lot less after taxes. But that doesn't count.
pharaohmobius From: pharaohmobius Date: September 13th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

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My condolences on your situation. I asked about the go-to-the-manufacture thing to better establish what your situation is. And sorry if my "thx 4 reading" remark came off as snark; I had intended it to be read in a light-hearted tone. The reason I said it, though, was to underline that I think situations like yours are catastrophic and should be fair game for coverage under medical insurance. The ones I think should be excluded are those which are readily affordable, especially those on the "Walmart $5 list."
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