"No Parent Should Have To Bury Their Children." Mother Fights To Lower Insulin Price After Her Son’s Death

May 16, 2018

Nicole Smith-Holt had the worst day in her life when she had to bury her 26-year-old son, who died from diabetic ketoacidosis a year ago. Woman claims he was rationing insulin because it was too expensive.

Alec lived only 27 days after the expiration of the insurance. He aged out of parents’ insurance on June 1, 2017, and on June 27, he passed away.

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Nicole claims that without the insurance coverage, he would have to pay around $2,000 for medication every month.

Devastated mother says:

He was actually found dead in his apartment on June 27. So he lasted 27 days not being covered.

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Together with other families, Nicole fights to lower the insulin price. Besides, they demand more transparency from pharmaceutical companies regarding the cost of drug production.

Nicole says:

I should be with my son. I should not have had to bury him at such a young age. No parent should have to bury their children.

We hope that the woman will reach her goal and will make medications more affordable for others.

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