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Life-Changing Drugs Almost Nobody Can Afford

Episode 11: ‘The Six Million Dollar Claim’ Producer/Director Suzanne Hillinger Patients suffering from rare diseases who had little hope for a treatment now have access to life-changing medicines, thanks to pharmaceutical companies’ investment in so-called orphan drugs, which treat diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people. But the increasing number of people who would benefit… Read More »

Many seniors can’t afford healthcare despite paying billions, finds Gallup

Healthcare costs are on the rise, and seniors may be dramatically impacted by this trend, with a new Gallup study revealing that seniors have withdrawn an estimated $ 22 billion from long-term savings to pay for their healthcare costs. Because of that, 77 percent seniors cite anxiety over healthcare costs and value. Defined as those… Read More »