— Press Release

NEW: Stacey Abrams Introduces Plan to Address Skyrocketing Cost of Insulin in Georgia

More than one million Georgians have been diagnosed with diabetes as insulin costs continue to soar across the nation

ATLANTA – Today, Democratic nominee for Governor, Stacey Abrams, introduced a new plan to address the skyrocketing cost of insulin for Georgians. Abrams’ plan consists of actions that will ensure Georgians who rely on insulin therapies to live have access to the health care services and medications they need by: expanding Medicaid, implementing an Emergency Insulin Program, and demanding federal action to cap the cost of insulin. 

“Georgians with diabetes should not have to make tough choices about whether to ration or go without their insulin or provide for their families,” said Stacey Abrams. “Georgia deserves a governor who is committed to addressing the skyrocketing cost of insulin and expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare. By expanding Medicaid, implementing an emergency insulin program, and demanding federal action to cap the cost of insulin, we can work to ensure that more than one million Georgians living with diabetes have access to affordable medications they need to live and thrive in our state.”

In Georgia, more than one million people, or 12.4 percent of the adult population, have been diagnosed with diabetes and approximately 234,000 Georgians have diabetes that is undiagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association. This weekend, Stacey Abrams is traveling to Southwest Georgia, home to some of the highest diabetes rates in the state, to talk about her new plan to address insulin costs.

Stacey’s Plan to Address Skyrocketing Insulin Prices in Georgia:

  • Expand Medicaid so eligible Georgians living with diabetes who are uninsured and cannot afford the costs of diabetes treatment gain affordable access to the services and medications they need.
  • Implement a safety net Emergency Insulin Program that will provide an emergency one-month supply of insulin for qualifying Georgians. 
  • Demand federal action while serving as a partner with leaders in Washington. Passage of Reverend Warnock’s Affordable Insulin Now Act would cap the patient cost of insulin at $35 a month. 

View Stacey Abrams’ full insulin plan here.