Diabetic patients look for solutions to high insulin prices

April 9, 2019

Diabetic patients look for solutions to high insulin prices

A major insurer announced it's capping insulin costs at $25 a month, but advocates say that's not a solution to the problem. According to the Health Care Cost Institute, insulin prices have doubled from 2012 to 2016. Congress continues to hold hearings to address the issue. In the meantime, patients with diabetes are looking for ways to afford insulin. Adam Kozie, who has type 1 diabetes, drives from Seattle to Canada to purchase insulin. His doctor, Irl Hirsch, says he's heard of people traveling to Europe and Asia to do the same.

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