Capping insulin copays, plus big glucagon news!
In May, Colorado became the first state in the nation to cap insulin copays for those on state-regulated health insurance plans. The $100 per month cap takes effect on January 1, 2020. The American Diabetes Association and their grassroots advocates made this achievement possible by urging their elected state officials to support the bill. “To have this type of legislation signed was an incredibly powerful moment, and is a testament to our advocates’ hard work and the importance of making your voice heard,” says Christine Fallabel, director of state government affairs and advocacy for the ADA in Colorado.
This is an important victory, but there is still work to be done. “We urge everyone whether they live with diabetes or support someone who does to get involved and raise their voice on this urgent issue,” says LaShawn McIver, M.D., M.P.H., senior vice president of government affairs and advocacy for the ADA.
If you’re struggling to pay for insulin, visit insulinhelp.org for more resources.