I've mentioned this idea several times. Now I'm going to put my money where my mouth is. I am no longer going to depend on my insurance for test strips. They only cover a brand that I don't care for, and their co-pay is only slightly less than I can buy out-of-pocket generics with cash.
There is a real problem here. Name brand test strips are able to raise their price as high as they want with no consequence, because very few people are buying them out-of-pocket... which has allowed the entire test strip market to devolve into the giant insurance scam market that it is.
This is a long shot but a groundswell has to start somewhere. I challenge each of you who can afford it to purchase 2 months worth of low priced strips out-of-pocket, and recruit 2 friends to do the same. The only force in the world that can lower the price of name-brand strips is real market competition from lower priced generics.