The United States is notorious for our complicated healthcare system. Insurance and pharmaceutical companies have been in the middle of debates about a standard of care that should be mandated by the government. Medicine is a big ticket item for most people who suffer from a range of ailments.
Insulin is a life saving drug that helps regulate blood sugar levels in type 1 and type 2 diabetics. Over the last few years the cost has risen so high that people are literally dying because they cannot afford to save their own lives.
Colorado became the first state to cap how much a patient can pay out of pocket for insulin at $100. However, it does not limit the price that pharmaceutical companies can charge insurance companies which could have other implications. It’s hopeful that all states will finally step up and continue this trend to give people a fair chance at living.