Saunta Anderson

Inglewood, CA

“I live on a tight, fixed income that I’ve discovered is often not enough to keep me healthy. I was diagnosed with chronic dry eye about seven years ago, and my doctor prescribed Restasis, an Allergan drug that is notorious for being costly. I now have private insurance, but the drug is still expensive. Without a special coupon the drug is typically $300 each month. The coupon is unreliable and I don’t always get it. That’s an astronomical cost for me.

I’m constantly worried that I won’t be able to get the coupon that reduces the price of my drug. If I weren’t able to afford the Restasis, my eyes would dry out and I would have bad vision. In the long term, I would ultimately go blind. I have a lot of fear, because I want to be able to do the things I enjoy –– like read and see my family. The thought of losing my eyesight terrifies me.”

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