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This New Medicare Benefit Lowers Insulin Costs

Beneficiaries with prescription drug coverage will pay no more than $35 a month for insulin

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New Insulin Benefit

Medicare $35 Insulin Benefit Will Cut Costs for Millions

Beneficiaries have all of 2023 to switch plans for a lower price

What You Need to Know About the Medicare Insulin Cost Cap

Answers to common questions about the new coverage for beneficiaries with diabetes

What You Need to Know About Insulin

More than 7 million Americans rely on the medication to treat diabetes

5 Surprising Foods That Can Spike Your Blood Sugar

It’s not just cookies, sodas and other sweet treats in the dessert aisle

Medicare Enrollees Could Save $500 a Year on Insulin

New HHS report shows average savings by state thanks to new $35 price cap

CBO Report: Medicare Enrollees to Save Billions

Lower drug prices mean less need for medical care, government analyst projects

Insulin Price Drops

Sanofi Is Third Drugmaker to Lower Insulin Price

Starting in 2024 it will cut price of the diabetes medicine by 78 percent

Novo Nordisk Second To Cut Insulin Prices

Beginning in 2024, company will lower prices for both vials and prefilled insulin pens

Eli Lilly to Reduce Prices of Some Older Insulins

Company says it will match the new Medicare $35 cap for people with private insurance

Rx Bill Basics

How New Medicare Law Affects Your Health

Answers to questions about how the new law affects insulin, vaccines, other Rx prices and more

Big Changes Coming to Medicare Part D Plans

New law limits out-of-pocket drug costs, caps insulin copays, makes vaccines free

Sept. 1 Is Date for Medicare Drug Price Negotiations

Federal officials outline how and when they’ll decide which medications will go first

New Law Makes More People Eligible for Part D Assistance

Annual income threshold increased for Medicare’s Extra Help program

27 Medicare Drugs With Price Hikes Above Inflation

Beneficiaries will see lower coinsurance for these Part B medications

ACA Premium Subsidies Extended Through 2025

Law’s provisions will help millions of Americans afford health coverage

Fighting For You

Prescription Drug Win Caps AARP’s Fight for Lower Prices

The power of tens of millions of 50-plus adults led to a historic victory

AARP Backing Senate Effort to Increase Rx Drug Competition

Bills would crack down on big drug company schemes to delay generics

How States Helped Lower Prescription Drug Costs

The sweeping federal bill aimed at cutting drug costs follows years of action at the state level

Prescription Drug Pricing

​What if Milk Prices Rose as Fast as Prescription Drugs?

​Basic staples would be out of reach for many if prices went up at the same rate as popular medications

Medicare Spending on Drugs Outpaces Development Costs

AARP research shows pharmaceutical companies more than recoup their R&D costs

10 Prescription Drugs That Cost Medicare the Most

AARP research finds brand-name manufacturers still increasing prices