TURLOCK, Calif., -- Thousands of people in Stanislaus and Merced counties can now access free or low-cost insulin through a groundbreaking partnership.
Building upon a program created by pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company, Legacy Health Endowment and locally owned Boies' Medical Center Pharmacy have teamed up to provide Lilly insulin to any qualifying person who lives within one of 19 eligible zip codes and struggles to afford this life-saving medicine. To receive Lilly insulin through this initiative, patients must have either a high co-pay, no insurance coverage, or be enrolled in Medicare Part D. Patients will pay just $35 for their insulin; if they're unable to afford the $35 co-pay, free insulin is available by enrolling at usfreemeds.org.
LHE, Boies' and Lilly recognize that healthier people create healthier communities. Although the program has been in place for some time, it hasn't been used to its full capacity — and the partners want to change that.
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