I'm looking for a less expensive option for insulin for my wife who is type 1, as we will be losing my insurance soon. Any ideas or outlets?
Many drug companies, including the insulin manufacturers have programs to provide free drugs to people who have no insurance coverage. Go to needymeds.com and look up the company’s name that makes the insulin your wife currently takes. Under each company there is a form you and the doctor will need to fill out. If your salary level is too high you may not qualify for the free medicine, and in that case you will need to shop around at local pharmacies (including the big box stores) to see which one can give you and your wife the best deal Talk with your doctor about the type of insulin you are currently using and whether or not there might be an alternative that costs less (NPH and Regular generally cost less).