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    Why American Diabetics Go to Mexico

    Americans have to go to Mexico to get insulin because it's unaffordable in the U.S.

    Why does it cost so much? Big pharma has a near monopoly and use tricks to extend their patents.


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    Re: Why American Diabetics Go to Mexico

    You know what, I think Big Pharma should get tax cuts and tax loopholes for their efforts.

    The more a company screws over the poor, the more it should be rewarded.

    It’s the American way.

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    Re: Why American Diabetics Go to Mexico

    I was gonna say, "cheaper sugar".

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    Re: Why American Diabetics Go to Mexico

    The video suggested that it's in excess of $1200 per month for Insulin without Insurance? Is this accurate? Surely not?

    Irrespective of whether you have Insurance or not, it's $36.00 for a three month supply of either long or short acting Insulin here if you are working and not entitled to Health Care benefits.

    It's $6.00 if you are on a health care card.
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    Re: Why American Diabetics Go to Mexico

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    The video suggested that it's in excess of $1200 per month for Insulin without Insurance? Is this accurate? Surely not?

    Irrespective of whether you have Insurance or not, it's $36.00 for a three month supply of either long or short acting Insulin here if you are working and not entitled to Health Care benefits.

    It's $6.00 if you are on a health care card.
    Do some diabetics need more insulin than others?

    The cost of the four most popular types of insulin has tripled over the past decade, and the out-of-pocket prescription costs patients now face have doubled. By 2016, the average price per month rose to $450 and costs continue to rise, so much so that as many as one in four people with diabetes are now skimping on or skipping lifesaving doses.
    The absurdly high cost of insulin, explained

    The irony is the man who first discovered insulin refused to sign the patent. He could have been filthy rich but he gave it away free because he felt that was the right thing to do.

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