Bring transparency to insulin prices in Kentucky!
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Join KOI#insulin4all in calling for action in Kentucky. Add your name, in addition to your city of residence in Kentucky, to this petition asking the Kentucky Legislature to raise legislation that requires transparency for insulin pricing starting with the list prices set by insulin manufacturers Eli Lilly, Sanofi, and Novo Nordisk.
Many people with type 1 diabetes are being forced to ration their insulin, and an increasing number of people have died because they could not afford it. Without their essential insulin, people with diabetes die quickly and painfully. In April of 2018, chef Seely Wetherell from Newport, KY was reported to have passed away after being forced to ration his insulin supply while in between insurance plans. This is not an isolated incident.
● The price of some decades-old insulin has increased over 1000% since 1996.
● The cost for one vial of Humalog insulin is currently around $280.
● Even with insurance, people are paying an average of at least $210 per month for insulin alone and up to 50% of their annual income on diabetes costs.
In June of 2017, Nevada became the first state to pass a bi-partisan insulin price transparency bill, SB539. Other states have followed with similar bi-partisan price transparency legislation.
While being dependent on insulin for survival is a life-long challenge, paying for insulin should not be. Insulin is just as vital as oxygen. Every human needs insulin to survive. The lives of Kentuckians who must inject insulin daily to survive are being held hostage by increasing prices.
Help us continue to live long and healthy lives with affordable insulin as we start to unravel the mystery of insulin prices with data from price transparency legislation!
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