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Why Insulin Prices Keep Rising

It’s gotten so bad, more than a million Americans have had to ration their intake.


Episode Notes

It’s a rare bi-partisan point of agreement: the price of insulin is too high—and it’s still rising. With the stakes literally life-or-death for millions of Americans, what can be done?

Guest: Bram Sable-Smith, Midwest correspondent for Kaiser Health News.

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Podcast production by Elena Schwartz, Paige Osburn, Anna Phillips, and Madeline Ducharme, with help from Jared Downing and Laura Spencer.


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  • Mary C. Curtis is a columnist at Roll Call and host of its Equal Time podcast.