I received a mass email this morning from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In short, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ‘Build Back Better Act’ that has a national $35 insulin co-pay cap, and allows Medicare to negotiate the price of insulin. This was, in part, aided by the thousands of letters and emails, from us, urging our representatives to support this.
Yet, the bill isn’t a done deal yet, so the ADA is requesting continued support. It’s easy with this form to press this through, it’s mostly written for us.
Let’s keep on them and get insulin down to an affordable price. For the first time I feel it’s within reach.
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Riva – This isn’t as great as it looks. At least at the present the only Part D plans that provide insulin at $35 per month are the premium plans that cost 2x and 3x more than the plans that many of us are using. So if my Part D plan cost $50 per month more in order to get $35 insulin, the monthly cost is really $85. Or $120 per month if you use two kinds of insulin. Of course since I used a tubed pump, I get my insulin under Part B and this currently is not my battle. It is a great benefit for people who use a ton of insulin and a lesser benefit for those who use less insulin.