Joan Werblun, RN, advisory committee member of the Chronic Care Policy Alliance, issued the following statement today in response to CMS lowering out-of-pocket insulin costs for Medicare’s seniors:
“We applaud CMS and the Trump administration for implementing the Part D Senior Savings Model to lower the cost of insulin for seniors with diabetes. For many patients, high and unpredictable out-of-pocket costs are a significant barrier to medication adherence and maintaining good health.
“This model is a step in the right direction, and we encourage the White House and Congress to continue to pursue patient-focused reforms to lower out-of-pocket costs in Medicare and throughout the health care system.”
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