Why Insulin Prices Continue To Rise, Why One Retiree Decided To Join The Peace Corps

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In this Tuesday, June 7, 2016, photo, Stephanie Rodenberg-Lewis holds her Animas Corp. insulin pump at her home in Katy, Texas. David J. Phillip/AP Photo

The rising price of insulin is putting a financial strain on many diabetics. We talk to an expert about how much people are paying and why we’re seeing such an increase. We also talk with a a former lawmaker about his decision to volunteer with the Peace Corps, at the age of 65.

Featured in this Show

  • The Causes And Consequences Of High Insulin Prices

    Insulin prices are soaring in the United States, and for some diabetics, the increases are putting the life-saving drug out of reach. A reporter talks about the financial struggles facing diabetics in America, and why some are even rationing the drug, putting their lives at risk in the process. We also discuss efforts to bring the cost of the drug down.

  • What It Means To Be A Peace Corps Volunteer

    For the second consecutive year UW-Madison tops the list of universities for sending the most Peace Corps volunteers abroad. We find out more about the program and the opportunities they offer. We’ll also talk with a former lawmaker before he departs for Senegal next month about his decision to volunteer at the age of 65.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Kate Schachter Guest
  • Kevin Soucie Guest

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