publication date: Monday, January 21, 2019 (part of Winter 2019)

category: Controversy

clue: Diabetics may have more access to insulin thanks to the mother of this young man who made a tragic mistake with his own, thanks to insufficient medical insurance and a meager restaurant paycheck.

explanation: In 2018, restaurant manager Smith died at 26 after rationing his insulin because he couldn't afford insurance premiums. His mother Nicole Smith-Holt has become an advocate for improved health-care coverage for all, especially for diabetics. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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