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Rising insulin costs force 40% of Colorado diabetics to ration its use, AG’s report says

More than 40% of Coloradans with diabetes responding to a survey said their insulin costs are so high that they dangerously ration their own use of the lifesaving drug at least once a year, according to a state attorney general’s report.  Insulin costs for Colorado patients rose 262% in the past 10 years, a massive […]

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Not pandemic-proof: Insulin copay caps fall short in Colorado and other states, fueling underground exchanges

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News D.j. Mattern had her Type 1 diabetes under control until COVID’s economic upheaval cost her husband his hotel maintenance job and their health coverage. The 42-year-old Denver woman suddenly faced insulin’s exorbitant list price — anywhere from $125 to $450 per vial — just as their household income shrank. […]

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For diabetes patients, new health threats and cost concerns surface during coronavirus

Samantha Almeida was working at a furniture store the summer before her junior year at Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, when her bosses started noticing signs that Samantha might have diabetes before she did. Almeida would ask for extra bathroom breaks from her cashier’s station because she was drinking so much water. She seemed tired […]