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Leanna Tsinajinnie: End insulin rationing and prioritize Build Back Better

Living paycheck to paycheck means I won’t know if we’ll have enough for my insulin from one week to the next. I hope that I won’t have to ration my insulin in the future, but there’s a good possibility I will. 

Fortunately, there’s a small glimmer of hope on the horizon for diabetics struggling to pay for their medication — but only if Congress prioritizes President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. It would cap insulin costs at $35 a month, saving diabetics like me hundreds of dollars each year. In a country where 1 in 4 diabetics report rationing their insulin due to the high price, this policy is long overdue. Cutting my insulin costs in half could save my kidneys and maybe even save my life.

 

The above excerpt was originally published in the Arizona Capitol Times. Click here to view the full article.

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