Insulin Costs $500 a Month. A Bill in Colorado Wants to Change That.
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Ten percent of the American population has diabetes. And yet, insulin, the medication needed for those with diabetes to stay alive, has skyrocketed to unaffordable levels over the last few years.
Because of this, 25 percent of patients with diabetes "self-ration" their insulin because the costs are too high.
An exciting bill in Colorado's legislature, HB19-1216, hopes to change this. This law would place the responsibility on carriers to pass along rebates to consumers. There would be a $100 cap on cost to consumers for each monthly supply of insulin drugs, which will provide immediate relief to families and consumers who are hurting.
Self-rationing of insulin can result in life-threatening conditions, such as blindness, kidney failure, loss of limbs, and even death. But sadly, this practice is becoming even more common as insulin prices increasingly rise, reaching $500 a month this year.
This piece of legislation is so important for the hundreds of thousands of Coloradans with diabetes. But we need your support to make sure it gets through the final hurdle.
The United States has the highest prescription drug costs in the world. These overwhelming prices are forcing Coloradans to choose between taking the necessary medicine need, and putting food on the table. This is not just or humane, and needs to stop.
Join us in urging our legislators to fight the incredibly high insulin costs by supporting HB19-1216, a bipartisan bill that will give support to patients who sorely need it.
We need your help: share this petition so we can let our legislators know Coloradans demand they support this crucial piece of legislation.
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