If you are having trouble paying for the cost of insulin you’re encouraged to check out the state’s Insulin Safety Net program. Cody Wiberg with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy says the program is made up of two parts. The urgent need program and the continuing need program:
“So the idea is to get them at least a month’s supply so they have time to work towards getting a longer-term supply in some manner either through the continuing need program or maybe they qualify for a relatively cheap policy on the healthcare insurance exchange.”
The urgent need program provides a 30-day supply of insulin immediately at their pharmacy for no more than 35 dollars.
The continuing need program is where Minnesotans can receive up to a year’s supply of insulin for no more than 50-dollars per 90-day refill.