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Worried about losing insurance, people stockpile medications
Southern California Public Radio

Charis Hill of Sacramento takes prescription-strength ibuprofen for ankylosing spondylitis, a severe inflammatory disease that causes spine and joint pain. These days, she makes sure she always has plenty on hand.

“Even if I’m not out of the medication, I’ve been asking my doctor to refill it, so that I have it in case I lose access to it,” Hill says.

“This is not me wanting more medication,” she says, “this is me afraid that I’m going to lose the ability to get it in the future, so preparing for the apocalypse almost. And I know I’m not the only one.”