Seniors Feel The Pinch Of High Gas Prices 5-20-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Seniors Feel The Pinch Of High Gas Prices 5-20-2011

A Georgia woman says she's having to cut back on her medicine because of the cost of filling up her car.
Sixty-five-year-old Nettie Cash says she's still taking her heart pills, but is giving up her inhaler and ulcer medicine. She's among the seniors feeling the impact of four-dollar-a-gallon gas.
In all, 76 percent of seniors responding to an Associated Press-GfK poll say high gas prices are causing financial hardship.
Overall, more than 4 in 10 of the Americans who were surveyed said the cost of gasoline will cause serious financial hardship for them or their families in the next six months.
But analysts say relief is coming. The Oil Price Information Service says the price at the pump is expected to drop as much as 40 cents in the next four weeks.
With gas prices hovering at $4 a gallon nationally, many Americans are making tough choices. Some seniors are choosing a tank of gas over their prescriptions, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
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