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The ER Charged Me $1100 for an EMERGENCY Prescription Refill. Now, We're Going to Be Homeless. Help!

My Story:

I am a single mother of 2 little girls. My 8 year old loves nature and is a reptile enthusiast. She said she wants to open a school to teach people about lizards and she's going to pay me 6 million dollars to be the principal. My youngest is 7 and the complete opposite of her sister. She loves to dance and sing and wants to be a Rockette when she grows up. I work full time at a Dental Lab as a Customer Service Representative.

I work very hard, but the last two years have been very difficult my tiny family. For the longest time, I worked at the Tampa General Hospital. In April 2018, I unexpectedly lost that job & was evicted from my apartment in August of that year, after months of not being able to pay rent. We moved in with my mom until I was finally able to find a job that would allow me to support myself and my children. I finally found that job but then had trouble getting into an apartment because of my prior eviction. In the end, it took me nearly two years to get my family back on our feet after I lost my job, and if it hadn't been for family, I don't know what I'd have done.

I have an illness that requires daily medication. During the time we were living with my parents, I was on full Medicaid, so getting my medicine was no problem. But, as soon as I got my new job, I was moved to Medicare 'Medically Needy' with a $1926 out-of-pocket responsibility. In November, I ran out of my medication and didn't have any refills. Because I needed the medication IMMEDIATELY, my pharmacist advised me to go to the ER to get the refill, so that's what I did. Two weeks later, I got the ER bill. They charged me over $1100 to write a prescription. I had no choice but to pay the bill, but it took everything I had. Now, because of that ER bill, we're behind on rent again, and I'm terrified that after all the work I've done to get my family back on track, we're going to be homeless over an ER bill I couldn't avoid.

With everything that we've been through, do you think Modest Needs could PLEASE help us catch up on our rent so that we don't become homeless again? Your help would help us keep the apartment I had to fight to get in the first place, but it would also save my credit because if I get another eviction, I'll never be able to rent another apartment. Most importantly, it'll give me peace of mind. 'm doing everything I can to make sure I'm prepared for issues like this in the future. I'm looking for a weekend part time job right now, and I'll start working these extra hours as soon as I get that job. That'll help. But as things are right now, we're going to be evicted without help, and its been such a hard year for myself and my children. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am afraid this bill could de-rail the progress I have made after this really hard financial year. Thank you so so much.

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