'A 38-year-old second-grade teacher and mom in Texas died of the flu this week after she’d delayed picking up her prescription medication because couldn’t afford the $116 copay. By Friday night, Heather Holland's condition had worsened and she was taken to the hospital. She died Sunday morning.
This year's flu is among the deadliest in decades, killing approximately 4,000 Americans per week according to the CDC.
It seems like basic common sense that in our developed nation where medications and trained healthcare professionals are readily available, no one should be dying from the flu or any other illnesses just because they can’t afford to pay for basic medicine. But thanks to our disgraceful healthcare system, cases like Holland's are shamefully common in this country.
Millions of adults in the U.S. skip their medications due to the high price tags, according to a Harvard Health report, and pharmaceutical prices are jacked up about three times higher than in the rest of the world.
As various states roll out new Medicaid work requirements and lockouts, even more lives could be in danger due to lack of ability to afford healthcare.
Here are three examples in which the high price of drugs is literally killing people in the U.S.'
Read more: Flu Deaths Are the Latest Example of People Dying In America Simply Because They Can't Afford Medicine
Did you like this article?
Thank you for your vote!
11 August 2018
WATCH: Cops Set Up 'Bait Truck' In Low-Income Neighborhood To Entrap Poor People In To Stealing
4 August 2018
'Insidious': Emails Show Trump White House Lied About US Poverty Levels to Discredit Critical UN Report
26 July 2018
'Poverty Is Criminalized, Wealth Is Immunized': Report Shows Corporate Crime Enforcement Has Plummeted Under Trump
22 July 2018
The employee who works at a Prada shop but sleeps on the streets: How tens of THOUSANDS of people are working for high street brands while homeless because they can't afford a roof over their head
From our advertisers
6 hours ago
There Were Eight Munich Terrorists – NONE are Buried at the Tunis Cemetery that Jeremy Corbyn Visited
9 hours ago
Vatican covered up sex abuse by 300 ‘predator priests,’ 1000s of victims possible – Penn. grand jury
The War On Children - While Parents Look The Other Way - The David Icke Dot-Connector Videocast
From our advertisers