Tennessee lawmakers looking at bill to cap insulin prices for diabetics

in Health & Wellness

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Insulin is a life-saving medication millions of Americans need every day to live and the price tag keeps going up.

The American Diabetes Association saying between 2002 and 2013, the average price of insulin nearly tripled.

Tennessee lawmakers are now trying to tackle that issue.

A bill was recently introduced by State Senator Katrina Robinson, a Memphis-area Democrat. The bill puts a cap of no more than $100 on the total amount a health care company can require a patient with diabetes to pay for a 30-day supply of insulin.

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