A 90 day supply of insulin arrived from the mail order pharmacy today. It came in a styrofoam box with two (mostly melted) ice packs. It’s all in a refrigerator now, 10 injection pens each of two different formulations.
The insulin came with an itemized bill. I pay nothing. My insurance plan paid $2,469.30 — or so it says. You never really know.
Does anyone actually pay $2,469 for insulin? Who can afford over $800 a month, plus the consumables involved for testing and injecting?
Why is insulin so expensive anyway? Isn’t this a mature product with versions beyond patent protection?
I am very lucky to have Medicare and a supplemental plan which covers me nearly 100%. I wish we had this for everyone.