I had dinner with some friends tonight. We always have a good time with interesting conversation. Tonight we got on the topic of overpriced medical care. One of my friends’ mom has been having problems with her vision for a couple of years now and has been getting a shot in her eye every month. Little has changed during that time, so they want to try something different. This new medication cost $2000 for each injection. She is supposed to have one a month for three months in a row. Her insurance would pay for part of the cost, but would leave her with hundreds of dollars every month. The woman lives on a fixed income of social security and cannot make that kind of payment. She spoke with her doctor’s office and told them she would be unable to try the new treatment. The doctor’s office made some phone calls and connected her with an organization that would help pay for the injections. She will now only be responsible for $5 per shot. That was great news. We joked that for that much money, she should be able to see like Superman when she is done.
I Found God today in financial help for a woman who needs it.