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Cigna (CI) and its pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, aim to reduce the monthly cost of insulin from $40, on average, to $25 for many patients, STAT writes. For many, the reduction in out-of-pocket cost could be much greater. Depending on how a health plan is designed, some patients now pay, on average, $100 a month. And some patients are hit by costs of hundreds of dollars in a single month. By the same token, the new, lower monthly price will not be available to every person who has Cigna health insurance or Express Scripts drug benefits.

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