I want to welcome you, as well.
My advice is a bit different.
If I were you, I would take my father's story to the newspapers.
"Local man shot by robber, now having his life shot down by Medicair." type of story.
DO NOT ROB a pharmacy. You'll almost certainly caught very shortlly. Then you would MAYBE help your father ONCE. That would be a very short use of your life, regardless of how much love and pride it demonstrates for your father. It would be better to stay on the outside and fight the good fight, although this would also be the harder fight.
I am sorry that I have no other advice to give. If I think of anything else, I'll post back on the healingwell.com site.
I do wish the best for your father, you and your family.
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