More than 37 million Americans – close to one in ten – have diabetes.  That’s a staggering number of individuals who are paying for (or having their insurance pay for) monthly doses of insulin, the drug needed to help regulate a patient’s blood sugar levels.  Coincidentally insulin costs have more than tripled in the past twenty years, a result of the messy relationship between insurance and pharmaceutical companies.

In March of last year the U.S. House passed the Affordable Insulin Now Actsponsored by U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-GA and carried in the House by U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-GA, which capped insulin copays at $35 a month for American seniors on Medicare.  The legislation was later folded into the Inflation Reduction Act, the massive (and controversial) budget reconciliation bill passed in August. 

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