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Journalists Cover the Gamut, From Rising Insulin Costs to Delays in Autism Care for Children

KHN Midwest correspondent Bram Sable-Smith shared a firsthand perspective on ballooning insulin costs on “Tradeoffs” on April 21. KHN’s Colleen DeGuzman profiled the last abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley on KUT and “Texas Standard” on April 21. KHN South Carolina correspondent Lauren Sausser detailed how families travel across state borders to access psychiatric […]

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US Rep. Gaetz’s Diagnosis of What’s Driving Insulin Costs Misses the Root Cause

“The price of insulin increases as waistlines increase.” Rep. Matt Gaetz on Twitter, March 31, 2022 At the end of March, after the House passed a bill that would cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month for insured consumers, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) tweeted about why he voted against the legislation. “Insulin price […]

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Journalists Discuss Insulin Costs and Ethical Questions Surrounding a North Carolina Rehab Program

KHN Midwest correspondent Bram Sable-Smith discussed insulin costs on NBC’s LX on April 6. KHN correspondent Aneri Pattani, joined by North Carolina Health News’ Taylor Knopf, discussed some of the ethical questions raised by TROSA — a substance misuse recovery organization in North Carolina that provides free room and board for those in recovery in […]

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$35 Insulin Cap Is Welcome, Popular, and Bipartisan. But Congress May Not Pass It Anyway.

[UPDATED at 11:15 a.m. ET] Democrats in the Senate are primed this month to make their first attempt at salvaging one of the most popular elements of President Joe Biden’s stalled Build Back Better plan — the proposal to cap insulin costs at $35 a month. It might not go well. That’s true even though […]