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Testimony to Senate Special Committee on Aging regarding Insulin Access and Affordability

May 18, 2018

Testimony Submitted to the Record Insulin Access and Affordability: The Rising Cost of Treatment United States Senate Special Committee on Aging

"Of the more than 30 million Americans with diabetes, approximately 7 million use insulin to manage their disease. Diabetes is most expensive chronic disease in America, costing more than $327 billion annually, including $15 billion for insulin. Medical costs for patients with diabetes are twice as high as for patients without the disease. In fact, one in three Medicare dollars is spent treating diabetes and the—often unnecessary—complications and hospitalizations that can result from not taking insulin and other medications as prescribed...."

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