Another Private Insurance Company Will Slash Price Of Insulin In Minnesota
Blue Cross Blue Shield is the latest Insurance Company to slash Prices of Insulin in Minnesota. According to The Duluth News Tribune Blue Cross Blue Shield announced that starting January 1 insulin would be available to thousands of their customers at NO CHARGE! This policy change is for members who are fully insured with individual and employer plans.
Dr. Craig Samitt, CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota said in a statement "Our first responsibility is to do what we can to improve the health and financial stability of our members We felt a responsibility to address the skyrocketing cost of insulin with the options we have available.”
My son was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 11 years old, that was ten years ago, and even back then with insurance it was very expensive for insulin, needles, strips etc. This disease can destroy and kill the people that have it, and insulin is what keeps them alive and healthy. We all know why this drug was priced so high, but thankfully a few Insurance companies are waking up and realizing they have the ability to help their members. Nobody in this country should die from diabetes because they had to skip doses or could not afford it!
Earlier this month, Medica and UCare announced they would cap monthly insulin costs at $25 a month for customers. Fingers crossed that this will apply to all types of insurance that people have in Minnesota.