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NEW LEGISLATION AIMS TO LOWER THE COST OF INSULIN FOR DIABETES PATIENTS.

 

THE BILL CAPS OUT OF POCKET COSTS FOR PRESCRIPTION INSULIN AT 100 DOLLARS A MONTH. IT’S SPONSORED BY SENATOR ANDY MANAR OF BUNKER HILL, WHO SAYS THE AVERAGE PRICE OF INSULIN HAS RISEN SIGNIFICANTLY IN RECENT YEARS…LEAVING MANY WITH SOME HARD CHOICES.

 

 

SENATOR MANAR SAYS HE’D LIKE TO BRING THE BILL UP DURING THE FALL VETO SESSION…AND JUMPSTART A REAL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE HIGH COST OF MANY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS IN THE U-S.

 

OFFICIALS SAY A PERSON WITH TYPE ONE DIABETES SPENDS ON AVERAGE, ABOUT 475 DOLLARS A MONTH FOR INSULIN. THAT’S LED TO PEOPLE RISKING THEIR LIVES TO CUT COSTS SAYS REPRESENTATIVE SUE SCHERER OF DECATUR.

 

 

ONLY ONE OTHER STATE, COLORADO, HAS SUCH A LAW.

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