New Medicare Plan Makes Insulin Affordable

New Medicare Plan Makes Insulin Affordable

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just took a major step toward improving affordability for seniors with diabetes.


Thanks to a newly announced plan, more than 1,750 health plans will soon cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin at just $35 a month. Every state in the nation—plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico—will have at least one such plan available to seniors.


This action deserves praise. Millions of patients rely on insulin to lead healthy, productive lives. By lowering out-of-pocket costs, the administration can help ensure that the most vulnerable Americans have access to the lifesaving drug. Let’s hope this is just the first of many like-minded reforms on the horizon.


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