Marques Jones

Richmond, VA

Multiple Sclerosis

“I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008. I take Tecfidera to keep it in control. It is a very expensive drug with a price tag of about $83,000 per year. I am very fortunate to have good insurance so I pay $600 per year, which is still a great deal of money. For MS patients without drug coverage or poor coverage, the cost can be crushing! I would love to start my own business one day, but I cannot take the risk of not being able to afford insurance for myself, my wife and three daughters.”

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