Illinois pharmacies play a critical role in keeping our communities healthy. For many pharmacies statewide, however, the profit margin is extremely small and continues to shrink. Labor and operating costs already far outweigh any profit that is made, and pharmacy owners pay the same amount in taxes as they make in profit. If this trend continues, pharmacy owners could find that they are paying more into taxes than actually realizing in profit, and their pharmacies may not be sustainable. This impacts healthcare for many Illinoisans, particularly in medically under-served areas.