MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- When Shannon Little started her own public relations firm a few years ago, she quickly learned about the costs of being her own boss.
"I had one medication. When I had insurance, it cost me $50 a month. When I lost my insurance, my neighborhood pharmacy wanted to charge me $600 a month."
Little says $600 was a price she absolutely couldn't pay.
"That's a good percentage of my income, especially starting out as a new business owner, to be able to afford just one of my medications," Little said.
That feeling of sticker shock at the pharmacy counter is becoming more common.