Over 35 million Americans live with diabetes, and yet price-gouging has made their life-saving daily drug - insulin -- skyrocket in cost in recent years. In fact, stories abound of people having to ration their medicine or discontinue it altogether, quite literally risking their lives because they can't afford the treatment they need. But a bill
that was just passed by the House of Representatives aims to mend that.Sign now to demand that Senate Republicans vote yes and pass this essential bill!
The new bill would cap the cost of insulin at $35 for consumers. Decades of research prove the obvious: the best way to keep people healthy and happy is to ensure they have access to doctors, medicine, and treatment.
That's right, if we want people to enjoy long lives, we should simply guarantee they have access to the medical care they need. Sounds simple and easy, right? Well, this bill is one small, but crucial step towards achieving just that. By capping the cost of insulin, Congress would be making the medicine needed by tens of millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with diabetes affordable and accessible.
The catch? This legislation requires the support of at least 10 Republicans. The party in general does not have a great track record supporting healthcare access legislation, but this particular bill is a great, small place for Republican Senators to start! In fact, this bill would not even limit the amount of money made by producers of the drug, but would simply require insurance companies to cover a higher percentage of the cost.Nearly one in ten Americans live with diabetes and are dependent on insulin to survive. We must put pressure on Republicans to demonstrate that they care about human life and vote yes on this literally life-saving bill! Sign the petition now if you agree!