To whom it may concern,
The health insurance reform at is not working for my family. My son and daughter in law are extremely sick. My son has thyroid disease and cannot afford to go to the doctor and cannot afford the thyroid medication that he so desperately needs to survive. I have been purchasing his medications for him on line though a pharmacy in Canada costing an extreme amount of money for his Synthroid. I am on a limited income and I cannot afford it anymore.
My daughter in law is very sick too. She had thyroid cancer, stage three and is in desperate need to see a physician for her follow ups. She is supposed to get scanned twice a year since her surgery and has not been scanned once. She simply cannot afford it. She is also not taking her thyroid medications because she cannot afford to go to a doctor to get her prescriptions.
Now, come to find out that it will cost them $250.00 per month for health insurance. They barely live paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford even the simplest coverage. I thought with the new health insurance reform that they would be able to get health insurance at a lower price but they can’t even afford that. So now, they can’t come up with the money for the insurance by the due date to get coverage.
Why is the system still not working? I thought health insurance would be more affordable but for them, it’s not even possible. So here they go, another year without health insurance because they can’t come up with the monthly premiums for coverage, and on top of that, now they will get penalized for not having health coverage. I am watching my kids get sicker and sicker and I fear for her safety as she still cannot get her screening for her cancer.
I need some answers. I can’t sit back and continue to watch my son and daughter in law get sicker by the day because they cannot get their thyroid medications.
Someone please help.