Man Dies Unable To Afford His Insulin Prescription; States Tackle The Rising Cost | NBC Nightly News


AND SWITCHING DRUGS. ONE MOTHER’S SON DIED AS A RESULT. ONE MOTHER’S SON DIED AS A RESULT. JOLENE KENT HAS HER AS A RESULT. JOLENE KENT HAS HER HEARTBREAKING STORY AS JOLENE KENT HAS HER HEARTBREAKING STORY AS WELL AS A NEW IDEA TO HEARTBREAKING STORY AS WELL AS A NEW IDEA TO SOLVE THE CRISIS IN WELL AS A NEW IDEA TO SOLVE THE CRISIS IN TONIGHT’S “YOUR MONEY SOLVE THE CRISIS IN TONIGHT’S “YOUR MONEY YOUR LIFE.” TONIGHT’S “YOUR MONEY YOUR LIFE.”>>Reporter: AARON YOUR LIFE.”>>Reporter: AARON WEAVER WAS ALWAYS>>Reporter: AARON WEAVER WAS ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT HER SON WEAVER WAS ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT HER SON JOSH, A TYPE ONE WORRIED ABOUT HER SON JOSH, A TYPE ONE DIABETIC. JOSH, A TYPE ONE DIABETIC.>>MY SON COULDN’T DIABETIC.>>MY SON COULDN’T AFFORD THE LIFE-SAVING>>MY SON COULDN’T AFFORD THE LIFE-SAVING MEDICATION HE NEEDED. AFFORD THE LIFE-SAVING MEDICATION HE NEEDED. HE HAD INSURANCE MEDICATION HE NEEDED. HE HAD INSURANCE THROUGH HIS JOB. HE HAD INSURANCE THROUGH HIS JOB.>>Reporter: EVEN SO, THROUGH HIS JOB.>>Reporter: EVEN SO, HIS PRESCRIPTION COST>>Reporter: EVEN SO, HIS PRESCRIPTION COST HIM $1,200 A MONTH, HIS PRESCRIPTION COST HIM $1,200 A MONTH, MORE THAN HIS RENT. HIM $1,200 A MONTH, MORE THAN HIS RENT. SO, LAST YEAR, HE MORE THAN HIS RENT. SO, LAST YEAR, HE SWITCHED TO A CHEAPER SO, LAST YEAR, HE SWITCHED TO A CHEAPER OVER THE COUNTER SWITCHED TO A CHEAPER OVER THE COUNTER VERSION. OVER THE COUNTER VERSION.>>THE SWITCH CAUSED A VERSION.>>THE SWITCH CAUSED A SHOCK TO HIS SYSTEM.>>THE SWITCH CAUSED A SHOCK TO HIS SYSTEM.>>Reporter: WITHIN SHOCK TO HIS SYSTEM.>>Reporter: WITHIN MONTHS, HE DIED.>>Reporter: WITHIN MONTHS, HE DIED.>>AS A MOM I FEEL MONTHS, HE DIED.>>AS A MOM I FEEL LIKE IT’S MY FAULT.>>AS A MOM I FEEL LIKE IT’S MY FAULT.>>Reporter: MILLIONS LIKE IT’S MY FAULT.>>Reporter: MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE>>Reporter: MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE STRUGGLING WITH THE OF AMERICANS ARE STRUGGLING WITH THE SAME TERRIFYING STRUGGLING WITH THE SAME TERRIFYING PROBLEM. SAME TERRIFYING PROBLEM. ACCORDING TO NEW DATA PROBLEM. ACCORDING TO NEW DATA FROM THE CDC, MORE ACCORDING TO NEW DATA FROM THE CDC, MORE THAN 13% OF ADULTS FROM THE CDC, MORE THAN 13% OF ADULTS DON’T TAKE THEIR THAN 13% OF ADULTS DON’T TAKE THEIR INSULIN AS PRESCRIBES DON’T TAKE THEIR INSULIN AS PRESCRIBES BECAUSE IT’S TOO INSULIN AS PRESCRIBES BECAUSE IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE. BECAUSE IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE. 24% HAVE ASKED THEIR EXPENSIVE. 24% HAVE ASKED THEIR DOCTOR FOR A CHEAPER 24% HAVE ASKED THEIR DOCTOR FOR A CHEAPER PRESCRIPTION. DOCTOR FOR A CHEAPER PRESCRIPTION. NOW STATES LIKE PRESCRIPTION. NOW STATES LIKE COLORADO ARE TAKING NOW STATES LIKE COLORADO ARE TAKING ACTION. COLORADO ARE TAKING ACTION. THIS SUMMER THE ACTION. THIS SUMMER THE GOVERNOR SIGNED THE THIS SUMMER THE GOVERNOR SIGNED THE FIRST LAW TO CAP THE GOVERNOR SIGNED THE FIRST LAW TO CAP THE PRICE OF INSULIN AT FIRST LAW TO CAP THE PRICE OF INSULIN AT $100 A MONTH FOR PRICE OF INSULIN AT $100 A MONTH FOR PATIENTS WITH $100 A MONTH FOR PATIENTS WITH INSURANCE. PATIENTS WITH INSURANCE. OTHER STATES INCLUDING INSURANCE. OTHER STATES INCLUDING CALIFORNIA, MINNESOTA, OTHER STATES INCLUDING CALIFORNIA, MINNESOTA, AND PENNSYLVANIA ARE CALIFORNIA, MINNESOTA, AND PENNSYLVANIA ARE ALSO CONSIDERING LAWS AND PENNSYLVANIA ARE ALSO CONSIDERING LAWS TO REIGN IN PRICE. ALSO CONSIDERING LAWS TO REIGN IN PRICE.>>THIS IS A CRISIS TO REIGN IN PRICE.>>THIS IS A CRISIS FOR THE DIABETES>>THIS IS A CRISIS FOR THE DIABETES COMMUNITY. FOR THE DIABETES COMMUNITY. IF A PERSON RATIONS COMMUNITY. IF A PERSON RATIONS THEIR INSULIN, THEY’RE IF A PERSON RATIONS THEIR INSULIN, THEY’RE GOING TO BE IMMEDIATE THEIR INSULIN, THEY’RE GOING TO BE IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCES THAT CAN GOING TO BE IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCES THAT CAN LEAD TO DEADLY CONSEQUENCES THAT CAN LEAD TO DEADLY COMPLICATIONS. LEAD TO DEADLY COMPLICATIONS.>>Reporter: THIS COMPLICATIONS.>>Reporter: THIS GRIEVING MOTHER NOW AN>>Reporter: THIS GRIEVING MOTHER NOW AN ADVOCATE FOR OTHERS SO GRIEVING MOTHER NOW AN ADVOCATE FOR OTHERS SO THEY WON’T HAVE TO

12 thoughts on “Man Dies Unable To Afford His Insulin Prescription; States Tackle The Rising Cost | NBC Nightly News

  • so sorry for this person, he looked like a cool guy!!!! if some one in that situation sees this message, you can go to mexico on the border with el paso tx and get it for less than 200$ a month, legit from international brand laboratory! no prescription needed

  • Night King promise to go after the drug companies and lower drug cost..instead he's trying to buy Greenland…how is that putting Americans First?

  • The White House Occupant lied, he said he would lower drug cost, instead he is more interested is building a wall, buying Greenland, separating children from their parents and jailing them in Concentration Camps, fighting with the Squad and disrespecting people…!

  • I just found out a little while ago that it’s a whole lot cheaper to buy insulin in Mexico or Canada and have it shipped. Those close to the border can drive and get it. Just need a prescription to bring back into the States, but not to buy. Had to dig into this info myself to take care of my wife. Please share this if you know of anyone struggling with this issue. God bless!

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