I'm not sure how much of it had to do with my cutting my heart meds back to once a day while appealing the increased price by my health insurance from $120 for 60 pills to $1k for 60 pills.
We had to call 9/11.
They only accept cash.
The EMTs checked me out, told me to take the heart meds the way they were prescribed, established I wasn't in VFib, just SVT AFib.
All over America this is happening. Millions of people are making decisions about their medications based on $$$.
If you're chronically ill and employed, you're most likely to be self-employed--which is expensive.
And--as was the case for me today--people are at risk of dying.
We are the largest minority in America: 40%.
The Growing Crisis of Chronic Disease in America
Heart crisis brought on by cutting back my medication because of cost.
Afraid to call for help because of the cost of a 911 ride to hospital.
A story being played out all across America.
Remember: 133M Americans are facing what I did every day.
The appeal my doctor put through for my rx--the one I've been on since my 20s for a congenital AFib--has gone through. I can get the rx by Wednesday.
But what about all the other people who don't know they can file an appeal or whose doctors haven't known them for years and aren't willing or don't have time to take hours to do this for one patient?