I never thought that I would be one of those poor senior citizens who can't afford their medications. But after being laid off 22 months ago, I have resorted to purchasing my own health insurance. All I could afford was a plan with a very high deductible. I don't have the cash to buy my prescriptions that are not covered until the deductible is met. No one wants to hire a 57 year old woman. The irony is, I think every day about killing myself, but I won't have to. Since I can't afford my meds, I'll probably die soon anyway.