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August 25, 2016
Someone from Picayune, MS signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Bellingham, WA signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Durham, NC signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Bellingham, WA signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Goldsboro, NC writes:
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For Type 1 Diabetics, Insulin is life saving medication. A type 1 can not live without it. There is no cure for type 1. There is no fix. Cinnamon, honey, okra water (I've heard so many) do nothing. It's an auto immune disorder where the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing beta cells within the pancreas. A type 1 does not make insulin. They must inject it or they will die. 100 years ago, type 1 was a death sentence. My sweet daughter has type 1 diabetes. This is very real for me. I'm working and thinking like a pancreas 24/7. I'm constantly checking blood glucose reading, counting carbs, and tweaking her insulin amounts on her pump. I'm extremely grateful for the miracle of insulin! I'm a member of a Facebook group for parents with Type 1 children and I'm shocked at how difficult it is for people to pay for their medications. At least once a week, I'll see a post that goes like this "my family makes pretty decent money and we don't qualify for government assistance, but after premiums, co pays, and out of pocket expenses, we are going into debt. What can we do?" My heart breaks for people in these circumstances. I don't claim to have the answers. All I know is this is wrong. Our system is broken. What was bad before is only worse now. People shouldn't have to quit jobs so they can qualify for Medicaid in order to afford meds. They shouldn't have to risk their lives by using medications longer than they should making it less effective or by skipping doses to make their supply last longer. Now, if there were a shortage in supply, that might explain the hikes, but there's not. They are just taking advantage of the situation. Just because they can raise the price doesn't mean they should especially when dealing with life saving medication. Truly criminal, in my opinion.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Chandler, AZ signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from San Francisco, CA signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Marietta, GA signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from South Milwaukee, WI signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Oswego, IL signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Layton, UT signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Kingwood, TX signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Chicago, IL signed.
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Someone from Houston, TX signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Omega, GA signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Austin, MN signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Snellville, GA signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Vancouver, WA signed.
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Someone from Saint Paul, MN signed.
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Someone from Ocilla, GA signed.
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Someone from Boyle, MS signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from New York, NY signed.
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Someone from Saraland, AL signed.
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Someone from Hermosa, SD signed.
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Someone from Rogers, AR signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Layton, UT signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Danbury, CT signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Layton, UT signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Cynthiana, KY writes:
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There needs to be a cap on what pharmaceutical companies can charge for life saving medications. If things continue the way they are now, my 12 year old daughter will not be able to afford care for her diabetes when she reaches adulthood. This is unacceptable.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Grapevine, TX writes:
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I am a type 1 diabetic who will die without access to insulin. Right now I have insurance that covers the rising cost pretty well. But for many now, and likely for me in the future, that will not be the case. It is a constant concern for all of us, and shameful to be price gouged while trying to remain healthy and productive. I love our country, but hate the greed that we see being exhibited in the pharma industry. Please help!
August 25, 2016
Someone from Monticello, NY signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from San Antonio, TX writes:
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I have had type 1 diabetes for 47 yrs. Type 1 children grow up to be type 1 adults. The increase in cost of insulin is forcing me to make choices in my life that I shouldn't have to make. I didn't do anything to get this disease. I've kept myself healthy thus far but the fear of being unable to afford insulin as I age is real. What are my options? It's so sad that big Pharma is gouging us for life sustains drugs while their CEO's are looking for their next million dollar vacation home. This shouldn't be allowed in the greatest country in the world. Really.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Northridge, CA signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Matawan, NJ writes:
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these are life saving medications, not to be priced at unreachable costs.. you will have a crisis of illness in this country!!!!!!!! i don't get it.. why not charge these prices for oxycontin@!!!!!!!! ridiculous...
August 25, 2016
Someone from Layton, UT writes:
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Type one diabetic here... Please sign!!!!
August 25, 2016
Someone from Omega, GA signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Cleveland, MS signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Atlanta, GA signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Rice, VA signed.
August 25, 2016
Someone from Kingsport, TN signed.