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On the 7th Day of Repeal, The GOP Took From Me…

By December 17, 2023No Comments

On the 7th day of repeal, the GOP took from me: a cap on insulin costs.

Medicare capped the cost of insulin at $35 per month thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act. Now, more than 3.2 million insulin users on Medicare Part D pay no more than $35 per month for their insulin, regardless of whether a deductible has been met. This provision is a game-changer and will make health care more affordable and equitable for the American people. People of color are disproportionately affected by diabetes with over 12 percent of Black American adults and over 13 percent of Latinos being diagnosed with the disease. 

Before the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, too many diabetic seniors had to skip doses because of the high costs. Reducing or skipping doses without doctor supervision can lead to severe complications, including death. Republicans want to abolish this cap and send seniors back to the days of risking their lives by rationing doses all because they can no longer afford their life-saving medication.

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