• insulin May 27, 2020

    Surgeon General Dodges Follow-Up After Trump Muses Taking Insulin

    Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General, avoided answering a question from a reporter on Tuesday about whether individuals without diabetes should take insulin. The question came after President Trump, who does not have diabetes, jokingly asked whether he should be taking insulin. People without diabetes who take insulin are at serious risk for seizures, coma or death.

  • insulin prices May 26, 2020

    Trump Announces Insulin Price Cuts for Medicare Seniors

    President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that seniors with prescription drug coverage through Medicare will be eligible for lower insulin payments in 2021. The updated Part D Senior Savings Model caps co-pays for insulin at $35 a month.

  • insulin Jan 25, 2020

    Insulin Payments Capped by New Illinois Law

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law Friday capping monthly insulin costs at $100 for people covered by state-regulated commercial health insurance plans. The Democrat OK’d the legislation which the General Assembly overwhelmingly approved in November after people with diabetes complained about a spike in out-of-pocket insulin costs. Insulin is necessary for people with diabetes to regulate blood-sugar levels. About 1.3 million...

  • insulin Jan 24, 2020

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker Signs Law Capping Monthly Insulin Costs at $100

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law Friday capping costs at $100 for people covered by state-regulated commercial health insurance plans. Federally regulated plans are not covered by the law.

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