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Six Policy Solutions to Help Patients Afford Their Insulin

Dramatic improvements in how we treat diabetes have transformed the lives of patients, but too many struggle to afford their insulin and other medicines at the pharmacy counter. Due to negotiations, prices for insulin after discounts and rebates have fallen in recent years. But too often, these negotiated discounts and rebates are not shared with patients, resulting in patients with diabetes paying higher out-of-pocket costs for their insulin than their insurer pays.