Congresswoman's report shows high cost of insulin in NW Oregon
The cost of insulin for Medicare recipients in Northwest Oregon is 4.6 times higher than it would be in Australia, according to a report recently released by Northwest Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.
The report, produced by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, compares the prices for the 50 most popular name-brand diabetes medications in Northwest Oregon to the same drugs in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada.
“No one should have to jeopardize their health or worry about affording food because of exorbitant prices for insulin,” Bonamici said in the press release. “Companies are charging much more for these critical drugs in the U.S. than abroad, hurting seniors and families in Northwest Oregon and across the country.”