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Here’s where to get help if you can’t afford your insulin

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It’s no surprise many skimp on their insulin dose or skip it altogether considering Americans pay much more for the medicine than people in other countries. If you need help finding or affording insulin, consider these resources.


Answer a few questions online at getinsulin.org and get a plan with solutions to fit your circumstances.

Eli Lilly patient assistance program

Eli Lilly’s patient assistance program allows patients with financial needs to fill their monthly prescription of Lilly insulin for $35.


GoodRX.com allows users to search for their medicine and comparison shop, similar to the way some services do for car insurance. You can also find free coupons.

Over-the-counter insulin

Over-the-counter insulin is not as good as newer insulin products, but it is less expensive and you don’t need to get a prescription.

Affordable Insulin Project

The Affordable Insulin Project helps people advocate for affordable access to the lifesaving medicine. It includes a guide to help employers understand the benefits of offering affordable insulin in their plan benefits and resources to help those with no insurance or high-deductible plans lessen their costs.

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