With Americans paying the highest prescription drug costs in the world, and the costs of both medication and other health care products and services vastly rising above the rate of inflation every year, it’s no surprise that some people are getting desperate to afford their healthcare.
At CanadaDrugs.com we hear stories everyday from our customers about how before they found or were referred to us, they were cutting back on their food budget, or skipping other household bills just to afford the valuable prescription medication that they need. We know that there are millions more out there who can’t afford to take the medications they need, and that is why we need to keep getting the word out that there is relief and an affordable alternative.
There are over a hundred million American’s that still lack adequate coverage to pay for prescription mediation and afford other health care costs. And even those with insurance, struggle with high co-pays or get stuck in Medicare Part-D doughnut hole. These are the people that CanadaDrugs.com is in business to help.
A story that was making the rounds of newspapers and cable TV shows last week is a perfect illustration of the absurdity of high drug and medical costs that people struggle with. Richard James Verone, an unemployed, uninsured 59-year-old from North Carolina decided that the best way to afford medical treatment was to rob a bank, not for the money inside the vault, but so he could be sent to prison and receive free medical care and drugs. He asked the teller for only $1 with the hope he would be given the care he could not afford. The LA Times reported that however, he would be charged with a lesser offense and would more likely not receive a prison sentence. The Times closed with this telling statement about Richard James Verone:
“Maybe he should call the judge names at his trial for a charge of contempt of court. Or, better yet, maybe lawmakers should realize that when Americans are willing to trade in their freedom for healthcare, they may stoop to more desperate measures than holding up banks for a buck.”