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Editorial: W.Va. residents need Insulin Price Reduction Act to become federal law

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg, W.Va.:

In a state where studies show more than 250,000 people have some form of diabetes, the cost of insulin is a major issue. West Virginia has the highest percentage of people affected by some form of diabetes.

So when insulin prices nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013, and remain at the higher levels, people had to start making decisions whether to remain on insulin, to cut doses or to forgo other things — like food.

As basic as that may sound, studies have shown the rising cost of insulin has had a dramatic effect on people, especially those with fewer resources or insurance that had a high deductible. …

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