Beyond Type 1 Advocacy

 

We Believe

Everyone impacted by diabetes — Type 1, Type 2, and beyond — has a right to the best care possible for their unique situation. This means access to the technology, medications, support, and clinical care teams that help each individual manage their chronic condition. We work to increase access and remove barriers, giving our community the tools needed to succeed.

High quality, modern insulin must be available to people with diabetes regardless of employment or insurance status, across all demographics, without barriers and at an affordable and predictable price point.

Our advocacy work focuses on equity: making sure people with diabetes have access to care by tackling issues like systemic racism, financial privilege, and discrimination in all its forms.

Federal Actions

If Congress doesn’t hear about what matters to our community, they won’t take action. Sending messages to your elected representatives is one of many ways to raise your voice on important issues impacting people with diabetes. The latest actions available are listed below, but keep checking back, as new bills are introduced often.

What you can do right now: fill out your name and street address and click next. Our grassroots platform will find your elected representatives and walk you through sending a message to let them know your thoughts!

State Actions

States have power over our health through budgets and bills, so it’s just as important to let our state representatives know how their decisions can impact our daily diabetes management.

State insulin price capping bills have been one way to provide financial relief to some members of our community. However, these bills only assist those who have select state-regulated commercial insurance. To learn more about the limitations of insulin capping bills, click here.

We are actively monitoring these state insulin price capping bills (listed below), as we believe that even helping a few community members with out-of-pocket costs is one step closer to ensuring all people with diabetes in the United Sates have affordable access to insulin. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular bill and where it stands in the state’s legislature process, click on the name of the bill.

Letters + Coalitions

Resources

GetInsulin.org


A new program of Beyond Type 1, connecting people with diabetes who take insulin to assistance programs and low-cost solutions that match their unique situation. MORE

The United States’ Insulin Crisis


Whether you need insulin right now or want to lend your voice to the fight for affordable, consistent access to insulin in the US, start here.MORE

How Insulin Pricing Works in the U.S.


The American healthcare system has created a complex web of players who exchange money for pharmaceutical products in ways that are not entirely clear.MORE

Coverage 2 Control


Join the Coverage 2 Control campaign from JDRF, and tell insurance companies to provide affordability, choice and coverage to help people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) better control the disease.MORE

News

Inside the Senate Report on Rising Insulin Prices


A January 2021 Senate Finance Committee report dug into the rapidly increasing cost of insulin. Here, we summarize and explain their findings.MORE

Get the Facts on Insulin Pricing + The Presidential Transition


A flurry of misinformation is stoking fears that the Biden Admin paused or reversed a previous Trump Admin policy that lowered the price of insulin. MORE

New Year, New Administration: What’s Coming For US Healthcare Policy


With a new governmental administration, it is likely we will see notable and impactful movement in healthcare policy. What can we expect? MORE

Medicare Part D Senior Savings Model Caps Insulin Costs at $35 per Month


The Senior Savings Model caps out of pocket insulin costs at $35 per month for seniors enrolled in eligible plans.MORE