Unfortunately, we see these stories every day. People dying because they could not afford their insulin or had to dial down the dosage to deal with their diabetes. The cost of insulin was and is getting totally out of hand.

What happened?  In the 1920's the patent for insulin was sold to a university for the price of $1. Somewhere along the line the greed of profit driven drug companies have driven up the prices to where it is making it very difficult for great many people to afford their medication.

Starting in 2020, the almost seven thousand diabetics on a Medica insurance plan in Minnesota will have a 30 day supply of insulin capped at $25. "We're going to absorb the cost associated with that plan change," said Larry Bussey, director of corporate communications for Medica. "We think it's the right thing to do."

For more information, you can contact Medica of Minnesota.

(INFORUM)

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