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End of Illinois Cares Rx means many will struggle to pay for drugs

Frieda Bright lives on a fixed income and doesn’t know how she’ll be able to afford all her prescription medicines beginning July 1.

“I don’t know how I’m going to make it,” the 67-year-old Bloomington woman said Friday afternoon in the Grandview Estates mobile home that she shares with her sister, Alice Chrisman, 75.

“If I don’t have coverage somewhere to buy these medicines, I’ll be a very sick lady,” said Bright, who takes daily insulin injections and three other medicines for diabetes, three medicines for high blood pressure and a water pill for her kidneys.





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