'26% of Americans are skipping doses.' House of Representatives passes bill capping monthly insulin expenses

The House of Representatives passed the Affordable Insulin Now Act which will cap insulin costs on Thursday.

News 12 Staff

Apr 1, 2022, 11:51 PM

Updated 815 days ago

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The House of Representatives passed the Affordable Insulin Now Act which will cap insulin costs on Thursday.
Individuals living with diabetes will now only have to pay $35 at most for insulin prescriptions per month.
Bronx Rep. Ritchie Torres tells News 12 that from 2014 to 2019, the price of insulin has risen by 54%, which has led some to ration their insulin.
"Twenty-six percent of Americans are skipping doses or cutting back and as you know rationing insulin is not only dangerous, but it can be potentially deadly," Torres says.
The news comes as a relief for many, especially in the South Bronx, which has amongst the highest rates of diabetes in the country.
But the deal is not complete yet. The bill now goes to the Senate and officials are calling on them to approve it as soon as possible. 
“We are living in a time of inflation where families are struggling with higher prices at the gas pumps and at the supermarkets. People are demanding solutions from their government," Torres said.


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