There has been much unrest in the political arena recently. I don’t like to discuss politics on my site or the FB page but today I’m going to make an exception as politics directly impacts us in ways we aren’t even aware of.
Take a really close look at the diagram included and learn it for your use in the political and activism venues (as it’s copyrighted please respect the rules of copyright and mention this as my hard work).
If you look at the graph chart in the lower left corner you will see the breakdown of price increase for insulin. The upward increase lines go completely off the page as the out of bounds section is the current increase not mentioned in published data based upon last listed data and current pricing analysis and comparison.
If you look to the top right graph titled “Pricing Pressure” you will see the “Gap” between what the real price and what the point of sale price that you pay is. This gap is substantial, and it’s used to bribe PBM’s to negotiate better status on formulary tiers with insurance companies, to pay pharmacies for this action, etc.
This is the chart I utilized when I spoke to Legislators in Colorado for the Bill to gain drug pricing transparency. It’s important to understand because even if you have insurance that will cover insulin many insurance companies are refusing to cover insulin, and if you are not covered you will pay this price anyway out of pocket rather than a non-negotiated but realistic price.
Furthermore: This is the part you don’t usually get to see…
The price increase accelerated exponentially when George W. Bush Sr. became President of the United States of America.
It continued with William Clinton.
It skyrocketed further with President Barack Obama.
It reached it’s current irrational numbers under George W. Bush Jr. who was fully aware of this issue as he was the president of the Eli Lily Board of Directors during his presidency.
The New drug Czar for Donal Trump is the past CEO of Eli Lilly.
That’s 3 Democrats and 2 Republicans if you count Bernie Sanders who we don’t seem to hear much from these days… none of whom has brought mercy or change to our suffering.
It’s important to understand that you have been targeted for the purposes of profit and subsequent de-population.
It started with the Un Resolution of 2006 that I spoke of in my TEDx Talk. That declaration should have ignited a fire to find a cure but it had the opposite effect of creating an environment where we are expendable but worth a few bucks on the way out.
In order to understand the impact of what they are doing it is imperative to recognize that none of your representatives is representing you,
that the division which has been propagated among the 378 million people who have diabetes doesn’t originate with us.
If we are to save our own lives we must… I repeat must… stop the perpetuation of stigma because Mick Mulvaney stated very clearly their intent when he said “ Why should we pay for people who sit around all day on the sofa drinking soda and getting Diabetes?”
They are shutting us down… and we are so busy backfighting we won’t see the train until it hits us all.
Now more than ever is the time to unite for a voice 378 million strong, to put down all entities that do not serve us and to step up to become visible lest we die in obscurity because we weren’t able to break the cycle created for us and the box we have been relegated to.
Follow the money
Follow the ladder of corporate involvement
Remember that George Jr. was the man who made stem cell research illegal in 2000 right after he took the seat as President making the cover of TIME Magazine with his decision to sacrifice millions and driving away our best scientists in the field.
Do your due dilligence rather than simply picking a side to gain a position to stand on… both sides are suspect and your life depends on it.
Ciao for now,