Kentucky has the seventh-highest rate of diabetes in the country, with more than 15% of the state’s population living with the condition.
Those who are uninsured, who have high-deductible heath plans or who are receiving Medicare Part D have the most difficulty paying for the medicine, the lawsuit contends.
“It is truly heartbreaking that Kentuckians are suffering, sometimes risking life and limb, because they cannot afford their medications,” said Beshear.
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Diane Fennell: Diane Fennell has been an editor at Diabetes Self-Management magazine since 2003. She is currently the Editorial Director. (Diane Fennell is not a medical professional.)
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