FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Doctors for America
PO Box 53313
1921 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009-9997
November 16, 2023
Doctors for America Welcomes Warnock and Kennedy Report on Lowering the Price of Insulin
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Doctors for America (DFA) welcomes the release of the new report from Senators Raphael Warnock and John Kennedy identifying the urgent need for federal action to lower the price of insulin. As their report, Examining Insulin Deserts, makes plain, recent voluntary commitments by drugmakers to lower the prices on some of their insulin products are simply inadequate to address the scale of the problem. When faced with the high cost of insulin, many patients must ration or entirely forgo this lifesaving medicine, leading to unnecessary organ damage, hospitalizations and death. No American, regardless of insurance status, should be forced to choose between their financial and physical health.
We at DFA are pleased at the continued efforts by Senators Kennedy and Warnock to correct the terrifying reality far too many patients face when trying to pay for their insulin. We join the senators in calling for immediate action by Congress to pass legislation capping the price of insulin at $35 for all payers. Doing so will both save the country money in unnecessary medical complications and more importantly, reduce illness and suffering among an already marginalized community. The time is now to improve access to insulin for everyone.
About Doctors for America:
Doctors for America mobilizes doctors and medical students to be leaders in putting patients over politics to improve the health of our patients, communities, and nation. We are 27,000 physicians and medical students in all 50 states, representing all areas of specialization. Our impact areas focus on access to affordable care, community health and prevention, and health justice and equity. DFA focuses solely on what is best for our patients, not on the business side of medicine, and does not accept any funding from pharmaceutical or medical device companies. This uniquely positions DFA as the organization that puts patients over politics and patients over profits. Find out more at doctorsforamerica.org and on X @drsforamerica.