I have type 1 diabetes, and worrying about the price of insulin has proven to be a constant in my life. Starting in 2016, my husband and I had a high-deductible plan. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, we spent $7,000 each year on diabetes supplies. A vial of insulin was $250, and a special pen was $350. I ended up going deep into credit card and consumer debt. My insulin was simply unaffordable, and my stress over it became a formidable aspect of my life.