Carrol is a retired educator and military wife in Fayetteville, NC, who is already benefiting from the historic new Medicare reforms under the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act.
As a diabetic, Carrol depends on regular doses of insulin to manage her blood sugar. But the high cost of her insulin, plus the supplies needed to administer and regulate the treatment have stretched her budget. Under the new law, the price of her insulin capped at $35/month, easing some of the burden of managing her disease.
Making insulin more affordable means that Carrol can take it regularly according to her doctor’s instructions, which then helps prevent complications and other health conditions made worse by diabetes. Carrol is grateful for the new law and she’s urging her Congressional Representatives to do more: make insulin and other medicines affordable for everyone, whether they have Medicare or some other kind of coverage. No matter what age or race you are, where you live or how much money you have–everyone should be able to get affordable medicines when they need them.