YOU can help us raise a ruckus over the unjustifiable cost of insulin and demand a change. Start 2020 by advocating for a positive and possible change in healthcare!
Insulin is as necessary to a person with type 1 diabetes as oxygen is to any human being, and there are over 7 million Americans that rely on injected insulin to stay alive and healthy.
- Since the 1990s, the cost of insulin has increased over 1,200%, yet the cost of production for a vial of analog insulin is between $3.69 and $6.16.
- Spending by patients with type 1 diabetes on insulin nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, increasing from $2900 to $5700.
- One of every four patients with type 1 diabetes has had to ration their insulin due to cost. Many have died.
- This crisis is forcing patients to resort to drastic measures to stay alive. Countless people have to choose between buying their essential insulin and paying their rent, buying food, or other unthinkable sacrifices.
Raise your voice. Speak up. Other states have capped copays for insulin. CT can too. Help ensure insulin is affordable and accessible for all.