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Harder Votes to Cap Insulin Prices at $35 per Month

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Josh Harder voted to pass the Affordable Insulin Now Act which would lower out-of-pocket costs for Americans with diabetes by ensuring no patient, regardless of their insurer, pays more than $35 per month for their insulin. Right now, Americans pay five to 10 times more for insulin than patients in other developed countries and one in four American diabetics have reported skimping on their prescribed medicine because of its cost, especially during the pandemic

“Right now, one in four Americans is rationing their insulin while pharmaceutical executives get rich off the profits. The system is rigged against our families,” said Rep. Harder. “Today, I was proud to vote to cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month so no one has to choose between their meds and their groceries. The House has done its job, now it’s time for the Senate to act and the president to sign this critical bill into law.”

The CDC estimates that 37.3 million Americans—about 1 in 10—have diabetes and 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, costing an estimated $327 billion in medical costs and lost work and wages each year.

Read the full text of the bill online here.

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