US Insulin crisis

The United States does not have a universal health care program. The government does not provide any health benefits to citizens; therefore, any time a patient gets medical care, someone has to pay for it.

So the health care issue has been one of the most contentious ones at the center of politics in the United States. There are of course opposing viewpoints among conservatives and liberals but by the time these differences are resolved, many patients keep suffering the consequences of the political storm.

One particularly vulnerable group is those with diabetes. One critical drug for these patients is insulin, and it happens to be really expensive these days. In this episode we will focus on the insulin prices in America and efforts underway to lower them to a reasonable rate, just like the ones in many other developed nations.

We will try to get to the bottom of the crisis that many analysts believe has brought shame upon the United States, one of the richest countries in the world, where health care is expected to be a right belonging to everyone.

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