Sue Lee: I Won’t Go Into Debt to Afford My “Wonder Drug”

Sue Lee: I Won’t Go Into Debt to Afford My “Wonder Drug”


Sue: I’m Sue Lee from Crestwood, Kentucky. The condition that I have is plaque psoriasis. It’s an autoimmune disease and the skin regenerates
too fast and it builds up levels, plaques on your skin and they itch they burn they hurt. I found the drug that was successful and I
was on it for 5 years. At that time I was on private insurance because
I was still working; I got assistance with my co-pay so I ended up paying five dollars
a month. And then I went on Medicare and I found out
what my share was going to be and I cried. Because I couldn’t afford it. The next four months was going to cost me
over 5,000 dollars, but I couldn’t do it, I just couldn’t do it. I’m not going to drain my savings account,
I’m not going to sell my home. It’s not going to a drug company it’s not
going to an insurance company it’s going to my sons. If I have to live with the pain I
will. I need for the rules to change. Our Secretary of Health and Human Services
and our President are taking an interest in this, and are taking action to get something
done. American Patients First. HHS.gov/DrugPricing. Produced by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services at taxpayer expense

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