The left is ramping up their propaganda for election season.

Of course, that isn’t the price of insulin. Not even close. I give people Insulin in the ED every single day. Here is the cost: less than $40, and that is for a 30 day supply. That includes Novalog, Lantus, and others. The cost is slightly more than a dollar a day, which is nowhere near the $1,300 a month being claimed.

Even if a drug was more than a person can afford, all they have to do is go to the ED. The hospital will give it to them while they are a patient.

The entire post above is a lie. It didn’t happen, or at least not the way that the person creating it wants you to believe that it happened, and that’s before we get into how a restaurant manager only made $35k a year.

I had to left align this picture.


Noway2 · March 18, 2024 at 8:29 am

A few years ago, I had a boss with type 1 diabetes who wore an insulin pump. At one point he was going through with some shit from the insurance company that was trying to make his insulin super expensive, on the order of $1,500 per month out of pocket. The issue ultimately got resolved and I forget all the details, but trying to rape him over the cost was a real thing. Using insurance for healthcare costs is stupid and a left over from FDR and the wage freezes. Though cliche, the analogy is apt: it’s like using insurance to cover oil changes. You’d pay $100 per month for a policy, the mechanic would publish a price of $250 for an oil change and get paid $50 from the insurance, instead of you paying $25 for an oil change out of pocket.

SiG · March 18, 2024 at 8:29 am

Editing error in the money paragraph – think you dropped some words. ” Here is the cost: less than $40, and that is for a 30 day supply. That includes Novalog, Lantus, and others. The cost is less than a dollar a day.”

I think you meant less than a dollar and a half a day.

    Divemedic · March 18, 2024 at 11:12 am


Anonymous · March 18, 2024 at 10:19 am

The year O-Care kicked in, after all the families like mine were told that we would be “saving $2,400 per year” on our health insurance, I somehow started paying $2,400 MORE for my (now much diminished) family plan. So, they were off by almost $5,000/yr.

In addition, the monthly “assistance” from .gov (subsidy), was just make-believe money that they pretended to give us to help offset the extra cost of their awful policy that covered a ton of stuff that we did not want, that they forced us to buy.

Imaginary money that they decided at tax time the following April, that (Oops, our bad) we didn’t qualify for in the first place, and they needed us to pay that back, but in actual real dollars, from our checking account, that we didn’t have, because we spent an extra $2,400, on their shit health insurance.

But hey, The Affordable Care Act!

Slow Joe Crow · March 18, 2024 at 11:04 am

I’ve seen variations of this since we have skin in the game. I will note that “affordable Insuin” tripled our copay for Humalog from $35 for 90 days to $108 for 90 days. Plus slow acting insulin (Lantus and Tresiba) is $130-150 for 90 days.

JG · March 18, 2024 at 2:00 pm

Once Obamacare went into place my work funded healthcare increased by over 3 times. Then meds really shot up. I use heavy meds due to seizures and it was costing several thousand every 90 days. As an Electrical Engineer my pay was very good so I could afford it but the change still hurt.
My General Doc in the healthcare system that I had been using for many years decided to start her own private practice because she was being worked too much and not seeing her family. Me and my wife stopped using the corporate backed health system and went to using her private practice as she also got meds at much lower prices.

Mmw · March 18, 2024 at 2:36 pm

A resturant manager makes 35k/year.

That doesnt sound right either

    TRX · March 22, 2024 at 9:41 am

    It works that way at a lot of fast food places. More than half of the employees will be “managers”. They make another 50 cents per hour… but under my state’s labor laws, makes them “on call” instead of scheduled, and some other disadvantages that I forget offhand.

Exile1981 · March 18, 2024 at 4:44 pm

Well snoops says its true so it must be (rolls eyes)

He died in 2017 and they tried to Blame Trump. Minnesota tried to bring in a law to force the manufacturers to charge to the public what they charge to insured people or to hospitals but it went to court. Can’t find anything recent on it.


WallPhone · March 18, 2024 at 6:49 pm

Dunno how he can’t afford it when I get a call weekly from India saying i can get a free insulin pump paid for by the government.

oldvet50 · March 19, 2024 at 6:11 am

YOU had to align Obama to the left?????

Not being part of the medical system (I will not call it health services), I don’t know what is really going on. I know that pharma is BIG business and as such, does not give a damn about us. They will charge what the market will bear and if insurers (the market) will pay it, that is what they will charge.

I also don’t understand your advice to go to the ED for insulin – wouldn’t the person have to practically live there? I though insulin was required – at a bare minimum – daily.

Another thing I don’t understand is why you have a blog at all. I enjoy reading it and look forward to each post, but you don’t seem to have any advertisers nor are you behind a paywall. So apparently, you’re not in it for the money – good for you (and us!)!

    Divemedic · March 19, 2024 at 8:57 am

    I do this because there are those, specifically in positions of power, who say to us: This you cannot hear, that you cannot say, and those are the things you cannot know. Therein lies the seeds of bondage, the foundations of tyranny, the basis of despotism.

    We the people will not be silenced, won’t be enslaved, and as long as the spirit of resistance remains, tyranny will ultimately fail. That’s why I pay for this blog from my own pocket.

    Thus ends my soapbox speech.

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