Congressmen Who Voted Against Act to Decrease Insulin Prices now Complain About the Price of Insulin
Feb 23, 2020 —
I want to update you to the progress of our Petition, “Insulin for All”.
We now have over 60,000 signatures. Thank you all for this achievement, but we are not done. The FDA recently established policy regarding biosimilar drugs. Transition is expected to increase patient access and potentially lower prices on insulin. Click here to learn about biosimilar drugs.
Because of the rising cost of insulin, many diabetics are purchasing insulin on Craigslist, obviously not regulated.
Many states continue to pass laws to put a co-payment cap on insulin. This does not help lower the price of insulin, in fact, several states are having problems with this already such as Colorado and Kentucky. There must be a federal mandate to fight high cost of insulin. Several congressional representatives who have voted against laws to reduce the cost of insulin, now complain about the high cost of insulin. We need to have a strong commitment from our representatives. Please contact your representatives and ask them to support H.R. 4906, “Insulin Price Reduction Act”.
I have been hearing from people that say,” allow the free market take care of itself”, it will not happen! Both parties are blaming one another for this crisis. This is not a political issue, it is a life or death issue.
Please, share this petition with your family and friends and urge them to sign the petition at: www.insulinforall.com and have them contact their congressional representatives to support H.R. 4906.
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