insulin

As insulin costs soar, diabetics say a $35 cap on co-pays is not enough

BY: - June 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — Lacy Mason was a 21-year-old graduate student in Atlanta when she started rationing her insulin. As a Type 1 diabetic, she needs to take insulin every day for survival. But when the cost surged to $960 a month, Mason could no longer afford it. She had aged out of Medicaid and her student […]

Drugmakers, pharmacy middlemen sued over insulin prices

BY: - May 13, 2022

The companies that make prescription drugs and the pharmacy middlemen that buy them have been quick to blame each other for inflating prices. But now they’re being accused of conspiring to increase the cost of insulin, a lifesaving medicine for many with diabetes. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge made the allegations in a lawsuit that […]

$35 insulin cap is welcome, popular, and bipartisan. But Congress may not pass it anyway.

BY: - March 8, 2022

By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News Democrats in the Senate are primed this month to make their first attempt at salvaging one of the most popular elements of President Joe Biden’s stalled Build Back Better plan — the proposal to cap insulin costs at $35 a month. It might not go well. That’s true even […]

As insulin prices soar, some patients ration their doses: ‘You try to make do’

BY: - February 7, 2022

Navigating a lapse between insurers and facing an $1,100 up-front cost he couldn’t afford, Marcus LaCour had no choice but to start rationing out the insulin he had left until his next paycheck came. There’s no good or safe way for diabetics to cut corners taking their insulin, a hormone that regulates their blood sugar. […]

Bipartisan senators introduce bill to price cap insulin cost share

BY: - September 2, 2021

A bipartisan pair of state Senators introduced legislation Monday to cap the prices health insurers can charge people with diabetes for their insulin. Senate Bill 220, if passed, would prohibit insurers from charging more than $35 for a 30-day supply of insulin. The bill, less than 100 words in length, could save thousands annually for […]

Ohio Democrats look to wrangle down insulin costs

BY: - February 25, 2020

Democrats in the state House and Senate are pushing legislation that would force insurers to cap patients’ cost-sharing on insulin at $100 for a 30-day supply. The House Health Committee held its first review on the lower chamber’s bill last week, one of several pieces of legislation to address skyrocketing insulin costs in the U.S. […]