I am Canadian, and a story has just hit the newscast that causes me great grief and pain. We are seeing hordes of American diabetics crossing the border, not to immigrate, although I’m sure many want to, but to buy insulin at prices they can afford. I don’t resent them coming here to buy our insulin, we have lots, and you can get most types without a prescription here. The newscast told us that a vial of insulin costs up to $350 in the US. That makes it more precious than platinum. I pay about $33 for a vial of NovoRapid, plus a small dispensing fee. And that its $33 Canadian, or about $24 US. What are you doing about it?
If every American member here were to write to the President, the State Governor, the Secretaries of Health, their State and Federal legislators, EVERY DAY, that might get some attention. They would get tired of having their inboxes full of your requests every day, and could at least not say they didn’t realize the importance of the issue. Find a picture of Alex Snith and attach it to your correspondence (the young man who died because he couldn’t afford insulin.) The prices demanded by the profiteering drug interests are obscene, as is the fact that people are rationing their insulin and dying because of it.
Your legislators need to heat you screaming loud and long! Make yourselves heard.
Remember Luke 18:1-5.