Just a notice for those who read the blog:
Ametia and SG2 have decided that they need a break from posting here at the blog. So, I have decided to try and see how I could do it by myself. I’m going to see how it goes over the next month. I won’t be writing daily posts. I will try and post Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with maybe a weekend post for Saturday/Sunday. I hope that you all have patience with me as I see how this works out.
I have written before about the issue with insulin in this country. I think it’s a scam and a collusion between the companies that make it to gauge those that need it.
This has turned into a medical crisis, and there are those promoting INSULIN4ALL, which is exactly how it sounds: insulin should be affordable for those who need it TO LIVE.
One of my favorite medical bloggers went to a conference in Minnesota about this issue:
This is outrageous.😠😠😠
People using GoFundMe in order to LIVE😠😠
Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) Tweeted:
The sixth most expensive liquid in the world?
Insulin in the US. https://twitter.com/ASlavitt/status/1165708129805504515?s=17
Think on that. Something needed for people to LIVE is the 6th most expensive liquid in the world. This makes no sense!
This is very real. One of the first articles that I read, talked about a young man who wound up DYING , Because after he turned 26, he couldn’t afford the insulin, and tried to ration it.😠😠
This young lady’s fears are REAL 😠😠 😠
Reading the replies to this tweet just bothered me. I don’t really care if they are bots, because I know that the sentiment is very real. Those saying that she should just get a good enough job with benefits to pay for the insulin. That’s a very classist statement. What happens to the blue collar diabetic without a degree and a good job with benefits – they should just die because they can’t afford the insulin?
Absolutely not. There is no reason why insulin should be this expensive. Especially since people NEED IT TO LIVE.