letter to the editor

Couple fears working to 70 due to high health-care, prescription costs

Although I am still working, I have had to ask my doctor for a different prescription because of costs. My wife and I are self-employed and have to pay for our own health insurance.

The insurance we do have is expensive and has high deductibles. Thus, we pay for our required prescriptions out of our own pocket.

We would like to retire in a couple of years, but it is looking like we both will have to work until we are 70 just to afford to live.

On top of that, we do not know if we might have more prescriptions required for us to survive.

We need to continue the fight to lower prescription costs now!

Mark Bialik,