‘He asked me if he’s going to die,’ said dad of 11-year-old whose insurance company denied insulin

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Staten Island Advance—

For nine years, 11-year-old Ethan Goldner has controlled his type 1 diabetes with Novolog, a fast-acting, manufactured form of human insulin.

That is, until Jan. 9, when his Prince’s Bay family’s insurance carrier said there must be a cheaper way.

The insurance carrier’s decision and the excruciating 12-day appeal process that followed as Ethan’s body rejected the cheaper drug filled their lives with fear and uncertainty as they watched their son’s health deteriorate.


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