Juliana Keeping is an Oklahoma City-based mom and journalist. Her son Eli, 3, has cystic fibrosis, a rare and fatal genetic lung illness. Juliana speaks out against U.S. drug price insanity after her insurer denied an expensive drug that could have helped to protect her son’s lungs.
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