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Insulin back up to $1,500 for a 90 day supply. Thank President Biden. Big Pharma's investment paying off. Meanwhile, minimum wage increases looking iffy, trade protections disappearing, low-wage immigration influx incoming, energy jobs cut, and stimulus checks shrinking.
— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) February 11, 2021
Well, that was quick.
This hits close to home. I have been a type 1 diabetic since age seven. I’m in good health though. I take care of myself, diabetes is just another thing I have to take care of on my daily to-do list. But the financial burden is a different story.
Deregulation under the Trump Administration led to me paying the lowest insulin prices I’ve ever paid. For the first time ever, I actually had money left in my flex-spending account last year. The company I work for has you select benefits for the upcoming year in October (so before the election). I hedged my bets on Trump winning, and contributed less this year. Boy was that dumb in hindsight.
In many ways, this is a return to normal. DC doesn’t care about the average person, just special interests. And Big Pharma is embedded deeper into the swamp than anyone. This is why Trump was such a threat. He fought for the average person. He didn’t achieve everything I wanted him to, and in many ways he only rhetorically fought the swamp, but there were a lot of small victories in that four years.
It’s only going to get worse from here. This is what happens when you have a population that votes completely ignorant of policy.Published in