“My name is Rachel, I am 24 years old, and I am from Pittsburgh, PA. I live with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) called Crohn’s disease. For over 15 years, I have been on numerous medications, had countless tests, and survived two bowel resections. But this is minor compared to the impending anxiety that comes with soon being on my own health insurance and having to worry about affording my medication. I can only accept a job that offers stellar health care so I can afford my drugs. I have to prioritize copays and medication costs over doing things that make me happy. I may have to go without innovative products and treatments that make my disease more bearable if prices are simply too high to manage.”
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