Illinois children and families who live a life thinking about an allergic reaction turning deadly have a little less to worry about today.
Democrat Governor JB Pritzker signs a bill this week that requires insurance companies to cover EpiPens. The injectable life saving devices have seen prices jump of more than 400 percent over the past 10 years. That leaves the cost of a two pen injector at close to $700. Pritzker says families shouldn’t have to worry about paying for a life saving device.
Another problem facing users of Epi-Pens is the fact that they expire after a year.