Advocacy to Lower the Cost of Insulin

June 07, 2022

The Society is one of the leading voices calling for U.S. legislation to lower the cost and price of insulin. Our work has influenced the Biden Administration to prioritize this issue and the U.S. Congress to develop legislative proposals. Activities include:

  • Position Statement: The Society published a position statement on insulin affordability before the U.S. Congress began working on the issue to share policy recommendations and instigate and influence legislative proposals.
  • Testimony: Society member Alvin C. Powers, MD, testified before the Congress providing policy recommendations that resulted in legislative proposals in both the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.
  • Congressional Meetings & Briefings: The Society has conducted hundreds of congressional meetings to urge passage of bipartisan legislation and conducted several educational briefings for policy makers about insulin affordability. The Society Clinical Affairs Core Committee Chair Joshua Joseph, MD, presented at a congressional briefing to help policy makers understand how insulin affordability impacts racial and ethnic minorities and the role of social determinants of health in diabetes care and outcomes.
  • White House Action: The Society met with the Biden Administration to make insulin affordability a priority. As a result, President Joe Biden talked about lowering the cost of insulin in his State of the Union speech and First Lady Jill Biden invited a boy with Type 1 diabetes to be her special guest at the speech to highlight this priority.
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