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Here’s How Diabetics Can Get Free Insulin If They Have Lost Their Health Insurance

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We have to remember that what is happening right now to people is bigger than just the virus. One thing affects many things. One of the many other things right now is patients and needed medications.

Thankfully there is one insulin maker that is trying to help.

With people out of work, trying to afford to pay bills, buy groceries, and keep their medications filled is a struggle.

Novo Nordisk, Inc. (PRNewsFoto/Novo Nordisk)

A pharmaceutical company called Novo Nordisk has said it will offer insulin free of charge for 90 days to patients with diabetes that have lost their health insurance because their jobs were lost due to the pandemic.

Patients have enough issues to worry about at this moment. We don’t want being able to pay for their insulin to be one of them.

Doug Langa, executive vice president of North America operations and president of Novo Nordisk

You guys, this just made my day! Reading about things like this gives me hope. The benefit is being offered through their diabetes patient assistance program.

If you are eligible then you need to provide documentation that shows that you have lost health-care coverage. Or, if you are being offered COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) benefits.

If you can not get those documents quickly and you need help now, they do have an immediate supply option. Please visit here to get help.

Now, even though the free insulin offer is for 90 days, they also said that people who are denied Medicaid benefits later on from this will be able to apply for free insulin through the end of the year.


Novo Nordisk also has other discount options available to help people with their medications.

About 1 out of every 10 Americans have diabetes. It is a pretty common issue.

Another insulin maker called Eli Lilly announced that they would allow people with commercial health insurance as well as those without insurance to refill insulin prescriptions. It is called the Lilly Insulin Value Program and has a co-pay of $35.

If you are struggling to be able to afford your medications right now, there are programs that can help. Sometimes it just takes a little digging.


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