House passes $35-a-month insulin cap as Dems seek wider bill


The the house house has has passed passed a a bill bill that that would would cap cap the the monthly monthly cost cost of of insulin insulin at at thirty thirty five five dollars dollars for for patients patients with with insurance insurance health health experts experts say say the the legislation legislation to to contain contain insulin insulin costs costs would would offer offer significant significant relief relief to to those those with with private private insurance insurance and and Medicare Medicare recipients recipients potentially potentially hundreds hundreds of of dollars dollars a a month month if if the the price price of of insulin insulin was was only only thirty thirty five five dollars dollars but but the the bill bill does does nothing nothing to to help help the the uninsured uninsured even even though though the the measures measures passed passed in in the the democratic democratic controlled controlled house house its its future future in in the the Senate Senate is is uncertain uncertain critics critics say say the the bill bill would would raise raise premiums premiums and and it it feels feels to to target target pharmaceutical pharmaceutical middlemen middlemen considered considered a a factor factor in in high high pricing pricing Iowa Iowa Republican Republican senator senator Chuck Chuck Grassley Grassley says says Democrats Democrats are are just just reaching reaching for for a a campaign campaign issue issue saying saying the the GOP GOP would would agree agree to to changes changes in in prescription prescription costs costs if if the the other other side side dropped dropped its its bid bid to to allow allow Medicare Medicare to to negotiate negotiate drug drug prices prices hi hi Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn

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