KCTVNEWS5: Kansas City college student describes the copay that almost killed her

By Angie Ricono

The price of insulin has skyrocketed, and what some diabetics do to get the medicine they need is simply heartbreaking and awful.

“This is not something that’s negotiable. It’s not something I’m using for fun. It’s not something I can choose whether or not to use, I have to use it. It is imperative to my life. If I don’t have it, I die. I don’t,”

Hattie Saltzman is 22 years old. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while she was in high school. She is vocal about how she survived last year when her copay jumped to $550.

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