In­sulin

Cap­ping in­sulin co­pays, plus big glucagon news!

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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.

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