Rev. Kirk Perucca is the Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, a multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-economic congregation in Kansas City.
He spoke with KBIA’s Levi Moltz-Hohmann about how his church has remained a resource for his community throughout the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic – and about how faith and health overlap.
This piece was reported and produced by Levi Moltz-Hohmann.
Hattie Saltzman Milota and her dad, Russell Saltzman both live in the Kansas City metro area. They both have Type 1 diabetes, and since 2017, they’ve noticed a steep increase in the price of insulin – a drug they need to live.
They spoke about how these costs once kept Hattie from buying her own insulin for an entire year – and while she now has insurance that makes it affordable, how the cost of the drug is still a constant point of stress.
Both Hattie and Russell reference "Walmart Insulin." You can read more about buying insulin without a prescription in the 2015 NPR story "You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?"
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