According to a recent report, 1.3 million adults with diabetes have to ration their insulin use because of absurd prices. This means that people are skipping important medicine that they need to live.

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The prices of insulin remain high because there is not any competition, but recently California started to produce its own low-cost insulin. This will save so many lives, and other states need to start doing the same.

California is partnering with a nonprofit generic drug company to make low-cost insulin and they have already made a $100 million budget to begin. Half of the budget will go toward getting insulin onto the state’s market as quickly as possible. Californians will likely have access to affordable insulin in early 2024.

The price of the four most popular types of insulin has tripled over the last decade, according to the ADA. People with poor or no healthcare can often have over $1,000 worth of insulin costs for a month’s supply.

Sign this petition to urge all US states to produce their own insulin and lower the costs of lifesaving medication!

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