Don’t Sugarcoat It, Insulin Prices Are Too High
Governor Pritzker has joined state lawmakers to cap the rising costs of insulin according to WREX. With prices for insulin skyrocketing over the last 10-15 years at the hands of corporate greed, our governor looks to make Illinois the second state to put a stop to it.
With 12.5% of the population in Illinois suffering from diabetes and needing insulin, it's nice to see elected officials trying to help the people out for a change. The rising cost of healthcare have made it difficult, especially for older people on a fixed income, to continue to buy what they need to survive.
I remember when Roseanne came back to TV and her and Dan were sitting at a table making trades on which pills they would get because they couldn't afford enough for both of them. Sadly that's a reality many families face. There's still a long way to go to fix the system but measures like this could be the first steps of a long journey.