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Sarah Beer, an Eau Claire woman with Type 1 diabetes, shares her story about struggling to afford insulin with a panel Tuesday at UW-Eau Claire. The group discussed the prospects for passing an insulin safety net program in Wisconsin similar to what Minnesota enacted in 2020.

EAU CLAIRE — Sarah Beer faces the prospect of potentially being forced to pay $1,600 a month for insulin and diabetes supplies beginning May 31.

That’s the date when the 27-year-old Eau Claire woman, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 5, is scheduled to lose her BadgerCare health insurance that covers the cost of her life-saving medications.