A Potentially Deadly Case of Sticker Shock May 11, 2020 Share Tweet Summary: It’s a potentially deadly case of sticker shock. A North Carolina doctor tells us that Senator Thom Tillis’ votes to allow insurance companies to stop covering prescription drugs could have been devastating. “I spend at least a third of my day trying to help patients get the medicine they need – but they simply can’t afford it,” said Dr. Richard Pomerantz, a Pulmonologist in Charlotte. “Senator Tillis should be ashamed,” he continued. Another example of why advocates are calling on Senator Tillis to stop voting for increases to health care costs.