This is a concerning pattern I’m seeing both here in my state and from others on these forums. Why do Insurance companies make it so difficult to get the technology and medicine that people with chronic illnesses need? Simple answer? Profit.
Only in America have I experienced a denial of Diabetes items because ‘it isn’t covered’ or the co-pay is too much.
It is time that the government and big pharma, stopped profiting out of our misery. Moving here was a big shock from the treatment I got from the NHS in UK.
It isn’t a perfect system but I never had to pay for any medicine or monitoring equipment I needed, I also got free eye tests and never had to wait too long for any treatments.
I would like to see the JDRF and the USDA work together to lobby government for better support and fairer pricing for all people with chronic conditions. There have been too many tragic stories of fellow sufferers not having access to the medication they desperately need, or even dying, all because they couldn’t afford their medication/insulin.
This is the actions of a developing world state!!
America constantly claims to be the best in the world as a country but doesn’t treat it’s own people, whom through no fault of their own, especially those with T1D, find themselves in a position of “do I buy insulin or do I feed myself?”
This is a shameful situation.