We could keep doing the same thing (working with the system) and expect different results but I don’t expect the results to change any time soon.
My first idea is a poster campaign, with numbers in the millions we could certainly get the word out, put it front and center the public’s mind what they are doing to us. Maybe the public would side with us.
Denial of service, we have the numbers to shut down the phone lines of any government agency or pharmaceutical company by all or even a small fraction of us calling at the same time.
7.5 million people writing letters would overwhelm the mail room. LOL
1,000,000 sheets of paper would have a total thickness ( height ) of 10,000 cm or 100 metres – though a bit less allowing for its weight. Since a metre is 39.4 inches or 3.2833 feet, 1 million sheets would be 328.33 feet high.
Honestly the most effective protest we could do would be just buying $25 R insulin at Walmart… which reflects its true value…
The minute enough people did that to alter the game the whole pbm rebate house of cards would come crumbling down. I realize it’ll never happen because people are sheep… but that’s the one thing that would work.
What, and give up my Novolog. When they pry it from my cold dead hands.
While what you say is true, it will be hard to convince enough people to give up the good stuff. Analog insulins have made life much easier for us. Sure we could survive on ‘R’ but are we willing to make the sacrifice.
My next idea is forwarding the ideas generated here to diabets activists who already have a following on social media.
Maybe hire a computer hacking outfit to get the e mail lists from the astroturf advocacy groups and controlled opposition funded by the pharmaceutical industry so they can be used to inform diabetics and organize a protest.
It might be possible to get insiders sympathetic to the cause to leak these mailing lists.
Having an “army” of 7.5 million people is useless if you can’t communicate with the troops.
Keep up the brainstorm cause remember they do it too. Groups of highly intelligent people gather and discuss how the can protect their racket of extorting sick people to generate billions of dollars and quite obviously the question of whats right and wrong is not much part of their discussions.
And ya they don’t do it on open forums but this is what we got.
But wow would I would love to hear what goes on behind their closed doors.
To add to the poster campaign idea, the most realistic so far IMO, part of it would be encouraging more people to make posters with the posters themselves to try and make the number of posters grow exponentially.
See this poster and agree? Help out by making more. Something like that.