I LOVE the Southern Arizona borderland for its rugged high desert terrain and for the equally rugged people who call the region home. I don’t love feeling trapped living here, though —
especially on the US side, considering the current state of healthcare.
Technically I could relocate from the area but I won’t because I only live 120 kilometers from the Mexican border. At this time, I can’t afford to go to a US doctor to refill my psych meds, nor the pills themselves, so proximity to another country is pretty vital. In Mexico, I can go to a pharmacy right on their side of the wall, and get subsidized versions of whatever meds I need. And I do. Because I have to. In fact, I’ve been three times in as many months and I’m going again tomorrow.