Teacher Dies From Flu Because Medicine Was Too Expensive

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Heather Holland has died of flu complications because she couldn’t afford the copay for her medicine. Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, tells you the tragic story. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. tytnetwork.com/join

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“A 38-year-old mother of two died of flu complications on Sunday just days after deciding the medicine she was prescribed to treat the illness was too expensive.

Heather Holland, a second-grade teacher at Ikard Elementary School in Weatherford, Texas, began exhibiting flu symptoms about a week before her death, according to her husband, Frank Holland.

Holland went to a doctor and was prescribed flu medication, but when she went to pick it up and learned about the $116 copay, she decided to forgo the prescription, believing it wasn't worth the money.

When Holland's husband found out about the copay incident on Thursday night, he went back to the pharmacy and bought the prescription himself, but by that point, her condition had swiftly deteriorated.

"Friday night, things escalated and she ended up in the ICU," Holland told The Weatherford Democrat. "The doctors got the blood cultures back and they had to put her on dialysis early Saturday.”

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