When My Dad Can’t Get His Meds, American Healthcare Is Broken

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I ran into the pharmacy Monday, a 35-minute drive from my rural home. I desperately needed to pick up a rescue inhaler for my elderly father, who suffers from advanced COPD, a serious lung ailment.

It’s the same kind of inhaler people with asthma use. Before COVID-19, we paid $15.00…




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James Finn

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James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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