A senior Brexiter Tory has retired from the Government so he can vote against Theresa May ’s deal. Gareth Johnson was a government whip, whose responsibility was to ensure order amongst backbench MPs. 3,385 more words
Insulin is a lifesaving drug, but it has become intolerably expensive. And the consequences can be tragic.
As the cost of insulin skyrockets, some desperate diabetics are taking to rationing — and risking their lives.
At first, it seemed like the stomach flu. 70 more words
The United States government is currently on day 24 of the longest shutdown in history. Government employee Mallory Lorge of River Falls, Wisconsin hasn't been paid this month. Lorge, who lives with Type 1 diabetes, has been forced to ration her remaining insulin because she can not afford the $300 copay. #Health
Diabetes Daily announced and hailed Congress’ newly introduced Insulin for All
I see this as a good but extraordinarily tiny first step, one which (as many people in this chain note) won’t do a bit of good for those who don’t have insurance at all (whether voluntarily or because they cannot get it) or whose insurance has such high deductibles and doesn’t cover the cost of “supplies” think their only option is to do without and hope they don’t screw up and die. 439 more words