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Going Soviet On Insulin (And Healthcare Insurers As Death Panels)

Some are going for black market drugs to keep from dying…

Mike the Mad Biologist

This is shameful (boldface mine):

Fourth grader Gabriella Corley is trapped. She has type-1 diabetes and is allergic to the kind of insulin her insurer makes affordable — and her family can’t pay for the kind she needs every day to stay alive…

Soaring insulin prices and inflexible insurance policies have forced this working-class mom to take desperate measures outside the system to keep her child alive.

Gabriella is allergic to the kind of insulin her insurer covers at a $25 out-of-pocket cost. She can only take Apidra, but her insurance only covers 25 percent of the price, leaving the family to pay hundreds of dollars a month they can’t afford.

So her mom has turned to the black market, trading for the medication with other families with diabetes she meets online, a tactic that regulators and health experts warn is a health risk. And she cut a back-end…

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2 thoughts on “Going Soviet On Insulin (And Healthcare Insurers As Death Panels)

  1. Gabriella the 4th grader with T1d is my daughter thank you for puting the story up of my little babys fight

  2. my wife and gabriella.s mom i dont know what i would do with out her she is a pitbull after the our insurance co p.e.i.a to pay the same amount for insulin that Gabi is not allergic to she has been fighting for 2yrs now and finally geting some important people to take notice Andrea/my wife is a very head strong woman and will stop at nothing to get our daughter the care she DESERVES and the insurance we pay for every paycheck Thank you so much… and i thank the makers and readers of this websit

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