Representative Cambensy’s Insulin Affordability Bill Approved by House Health Policy Committee

Representative Cambensy's Insulin Affordability Bill Approved by House Health Policy Committee

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – Legislation to reduce and cap the cost of insulin in Michigan is advancing at Michigan House.

Bill 4346, sponsored by State Representative Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette), was passed by the House health policy committee on Thursday. The bill would set an insulin copayment cap of $ 50 for a 30-day supply.

“Today has been a big day for Michigan type 1 diabetics who are enrolled in Michigan state sponsored health care plans,” Cambensy said. “Even though lawmakers do not have the power to regulate all private or public employee health insurance plans, Medicaid or Medicare, my bill will provide relief to nearly 200,000 Michiganders struggling with the high cost of insulin. . No one should have to risk their life by rationing their insulin supply because the cost has more has quadrupled over the past two decades.

“The high cost of emergency care for diabetics when…

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