Cline votes NO on insulin price cap

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to cap monthly insulin costs at $35 for millions of diabetic Americans.

Lawmakers approved the measure in a 232-193 vote, with just a dozen Republicans joining Democrats in support. It now heads to the Senate.

The Affordable Insulin Now Act, which would take effect in 2023, would limit cost-sharing under private health insurance for a month’s supply of certain insulin products at $35, or 25 percent of a plan’s negotiated price, whichever is less.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 37.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes.

Needless to say, Congressman Cline was not one of the 12 Republicans supporting the legislation.

For all of Cline’s professed concern about the “ever-increasing cost of prescription drugs” and rising prices in general, he was unwilling to help millions of the people who bear the brunt of those high costs.

2 thoughts on “Cline votes NO on insulin price cap

  1. I’ve been a medical writer/editor for half my career (now retired). The human and actual medical costs of not using insulin in adequate, correct amounts show up later and are HUGE….including blindness and amputations. Not a good way to “save” on health costs by making insulin too expensive for many to afford.

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  2. Seven out of 10 Americans die from diabetes yearly. I’m just tickled that my congressman, Ben Cline, doesn’t care whether these diabetics live or die. Certainly, all of us would benefit from a $35 per month cap on insulin costs. Ben, just in case you read this, diabetics need insulin daily to stay alive, period. Medicare (read taxpayers) pays $38,000 a year for my diabetes supplies, and my out-of-pocket costs are nearly $800 per month. At least I can afford this, but I worry about other diabetics who can’t afford insulin and oftentimes need to ration it.

    Ben was well trained to not care about anybody but himself; Trump must be proud. I hope all the Nation’s diabetics remember to get rid of these uncaring clowns in the next National election.

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