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Rep. Frankel Votes to Make Insulin More Accessible

Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting for the Affordable Insulin Now Act. Millions of Americans are living with diabetes and are paying hundreds of dollars per month for insulin. This legislation would limit out-of-pocket costs for insulin to $35 per month for people with private health coverage and Medicare Part D plans.

“No one should have to choose between paying for lifesaving insulin and putting food on the table,” said Rep. Frankel. “Right now, Americans pay more than ten times more for insulin than patients in other countries, which forces many families to cut or skip insulin doses just to make ends meet. The Affordable Insulin Now Act will limit the costs of insulin to $35 per month to ease the burden of prescription drug costs that weighs on seniors and working families.”

The bill passed the House 232 to 193 and now heads to the Senate.