Petition to Georgia State House, Georgia State Senate, Brian Kemp
Insulin price cap in Georgia
Insulin prices for the insured and uninsured are at a record high. People often have to go without or ration their insulin, leading to complications and/or death. A cap on insulin prices in the state of Georgia will help many people who wonder how they will get the one thing that they need to live. It is not fair that big pharmaceutical companies are able to charge as much as they do for the life-sustaining drug. The same drug is available for much less across the border in Mexico. It’s the same exact product that is sold in the states, yet it is substantially cheaper. Not everyone can make a trip across the border when in need of a medication that is needed to live. Being diabetic comes with enough problems, not being able to afford the medication needed to live, should not be one of them. Diabetics that are unable to afford their insulin run the risk of many health problems. Blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, limb loss, depression, and death to name a few. This petition is not asking for free insulin. It is asking for fair pricing for medications that are needed to sustain life. Only we, the people of the United States of America can change things. Only we, are able to make our voices heard, raise awareness, and put a cap on what a diabetic has to spend monthly on a medication that they need to live and be a functional member of society.
Petition to Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas State Senate
Cap Insulin Prices in Arkansas
My son JT was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes December 22nd, 2018. I quickly learned how expensive his life-saving insulin can be. Type 1 diabetes affects approximately 1.25 million Americans and 200,000 of them are youth. Insulin is NOT a cure for type 1 diabetes - it is a necessary treatment that helps people managing type 1 diabetes survive. Insulin should not be so expensive that people have to worry about how they’re going to afford this life-saving medication. No one should ever lose their life because they cannot afford the medication that is required for them live. The price of insulin has risen to an unreal number. Some states have already placed a cap on the price of insulin, with many more states joining the movement. The pharmaceutical companies that control insulin pricing should be ashamed. A cap on insulin prices can help put some humanity back into our healthcare system by making care more affordable for thousands of people. Help make this legislation a reality. Add your signature and tell the Arkansas Legislature to cap the price of insulin in Arkansas. If Colorado can do it, so can Arkansas, and so can every state so that no matter where a diabetic lives, they can access life-saving medication without emptying their bank accounts.
Petition to Joe Biden
Medicare for all or we don’t vote for Biden in the general election. Earn our vote.
A call for party unity. Medicare for all or we don’t vote for Biden in November. End of story, non negotiable. Earn our votes or lose. The choice is yours.
Petition to Resturants, Donald J. Trump, Bernie Sanders, Andrew M. Cuomo, Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, New York State House, New York State Senate
Require restaurants to place amount of carbs on menus to help people with Type 1 Diabetes
Those diagnosed with diabetes already struggle managing it. A part of this struggle is, diabetics need to know how many carbs they are consuming. The vast majority of restaurants only list the amount of calories on their menu. It should be required to also list the amount of carbs on the menu as well to make the lives of people with diabetes easier. Without the carbs being listed on menus, diabetics can miscalculate the number of carbs and take the wrong amount of insulin which can lead to their blood sugar becoming too low or high and cause a seizure or coma. As a diabetic myself, I have struggled when going out to a resturaunt, trying to figure out how many carbs are in the food I am eating and it would make mine and thousands of others’ lives much easier if it was required to list the amount of carbs for each menu item.