As a newly diagnosed diabetic I have been amazed at just how bad the insurance and Pharma screw the American diabetics….for instance I am not a “bad” diabetic…I need 3 pills and one shit a day and this will cost me in the neighborhood of $450 a month or so…..
There was an in-depth look at the high cost of being a diabetic……
This is the list of what Laura Marston has sacrificed to keep herself alive: Her car, her furniture, her apartment, her retirement fund, her dog.
At 36 years old, she has already sold all of her possessions twice to afford the insulin her body needs every day.
Insulin is not like other drugs. It’s a natural hormone that controls our blood sugar levels – too high causes vision loss, confusion, nausea, and eventually, organ failure; too low leads to heart irregularities, mood swings, seizures, loss of consciousness.
For most of us, our bodies produce insulin naturally. But for Type 1 (T1) diabetics like Ms Marston, insulin comes in clear glass vials, handed over the pharmacy counter each month – if they can afford it.
One vial of the insulin Ms Marston uses now costs $275 (£210) without health insurance.
In 1923, the discoverers of insulin sold its patent for $1, hoping the low price would keep the essential treatment available to everyone who needed it.
And for those idiot Dems that want to save Obamacare….BITE ME!
It is time for change to come to American healthcare….stop pretending that Obamacare will save us from medical bankruptcy……Now is the time for Medicare For All……stop pussy footing around while the rest of us trying to survive.
My day is done….go enjoy yours as I will mine……