What JoCo Medicare recipients should know about $35 insulin cap

Medicare insulin cap beneficiary Julia Cogley

There is a $35 cap on insulin for Medicare enrollees, like Overland Park resident Julia Cogley, above, who used to rely on free insulin samples from her doctor to avoid paying $700 a month. Photo credit Juliana Garcia

After developing Type 2 diabetes a few years ago, Julia Cogley of Overland Park couldn’t pay $700 a month for insulin on top of two other monthly medications.

Cogley said anxiety hangs overhead knowing her monthly medication costs stack up to $2,100. She doesn’t travel or go out to eat because she spends much of her disposable income on medicine.