MN lawmakers reach deal on insulin affordability

MN lawmakers reach deal on insulin affordability Click to Enlarge

Minnesota lawmakers have reached a deal on a long-awaited emergency insulin program for diabetics who can’t afford the drug. A House-Senate conference committee unanimously signed off on the bill. The full Legislature could pass the bill as early as Tuesday. The legislation represents a breakthrough for behind-the-scenes talks that began soon after a deal collapsed at the end of the 2019 session. Diabetics who are within seven days of running out of insulin and need help could obtain a 30-day supply at a pharmacy for a $35 copay.


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