Deby Provost

Stockton, CA

Multiple Sclerosis

“I have multiple sclerosis. The drug I take has been around for years. It is Avonex, Interferon Beta 1b. Avonex retails at over $7,000. I need it every 28 days. Even with a Medicare Advantage plan, it cost me around $1,700 every 28 days. I have spent my life savings, over $100,000 to stay healthy. I couldn’t afford it for 2 months and lost all feeling in my legs. This is ridiculous — to lose your legs because you can’t afford your medicine! The drug company won’t help as they say you already get a discount from being on Medicare. We need some help!”

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