’“Nobody cared or nobody understood that without this next vial of insulin, I wouldn’t live to see another week,” said 28-year-old Kristen Whitney Daniels.
She started rationing her insulin after she was kicked off her parents’ insurance plan two years ago.
“I can’t really explain how isolating and how terrifying it is,” she said.
She’s now a patient at the Yale Diabetes Center, where a recent Journal of American Medical Association study found one in four patients reported “cost-related underuse.” Dr. Kasia Lipska treats patients at the clinic, and was the study’s lead author. She testified on Capitol Hill last week.
“This vial of insulin cost just $21 when it first came on the market in 1996. It now costs $275,” she said.…’
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