How can a non-senior poor person access prescription drugs in Chicago?
November 6, 2011 4:05 PM Subscribe
How can a non-senior, low-income Illinois resident with no health insurance fill expensive prescriptions?
posted by kensington314 to health & fitness (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Greetings from a shitty, evil country that has arranged its economy in such a way that people have to maybe die for no reason.
My uncle lives in the Chicago suburbs. He is 57, low-income, and will soon be discharged from county hospital after a multiple-bypass heart surgery. The county will give him three days worth of medications.
So the man has multiple prescriptions, but he will not be able to afford the medications, which cost hundreds of dollars. What options are there in Illinois for him?
Keep in mind that he is not a senior, he was just turned down for disability, and so he's got no access to Medicare or Medicaid. He is, in fact, poor. I'd guess his income is something around $20K annually.
How do we get him drugs from Illinois, or Canada, or wherever, at a discounted rate?
I am so angry right now.