Families Organize Vigil Outside Eli Lilly, Demanding Lower Cost Of Insulin

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Dozens of people were protesting outside Eli Lilly headquarters Saturday night.

They’re demanding lower insulin prices.

The cost of insulin tripled from 2002 to 2013 and it has spiked every year since.

At Saturday’s vigil, several people shared stories about rationing insulin because of the price.

Erin Weaver says it killed her son.

“My mother’s heart is furious. Especially on their website when they say that Lilly cares. If Lilly cared they wouldn’t be killing their consumer base.”

Eyewitness News reached out to Lilly and they sent us a statement, saying:

“People should not have to pay the full list price for their insulin, and Lilly has taken several actions to remove that barrier. But more needs to be done to fix the health care system, and public demonstrations are an important part of that process. We will continue to push for the right reforms that can improve the system for everyone using insulin.”

 

  • voza0db

    Just makes me laugh!

    In the land where I live (May, 12 2019)

    “100 percent co-financing of innovative Type 1 diabetic insulin approved” and get this:

    WE ARE NOT THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!

  • Lili-Ann Berg

    Only a country whose constitution is rotten to the core would allow its citizens to die because they can’t afford life-saving medicines. Its shameful beyond belief.

  • Infarction

    Begging and pleading with zombies will not stop them from eating you alive once your are in
    their clutches. Likewise, the soulless corporations and their co-conspirators in the illegitimate US government do not care whether We the People live or die.

    They need the working class to keep the profits flowing to their already fat bank accounts. But once workers start infringing on this paradigm, then we are expendable.

    We must chase the money changers and their toadies out of the temples of greed in Washington and nationalize these destructive monsters that only worship mammon.

  • chetdude

    If you can get by their Paywall:

    The New York Times
    September 17, 2019

    Does Anyone Really ‘Love’ Their Private Health Insurance?

    I am alive today not because of insurance companies but despite them.

    By Rachel Madley, a Ph.D. student at Columbia University Medical Center,
    is a student board member of the New York chapter of Physicians for a
    National Health Program.

    HR1384 – Expanded and Improved Medicare for All – NOW!!!

    nytimes dot com/2019/09/17/opinion/insulin-prices-diabetics.html