Illinois lawmakers discuss capping the price of Insulin

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Illinois lawmakers are back in Springfield for the fall veto session.

Among the topic of conversations is a bill that would cap the price of Insulin.

A senate committee is discussing the bill. If it passes, the bill will head to the floor for a vote.

Critics of the idea say a price cap will stop innovation, but advocates say they hope it’s the start of a much bigger movement.

“We feel like if we get this bill passed, and they decrease the price of insulin, it will be a stepping stone for other medicine,” said AARP Volunteer, Denis Saint Peters. “I am hearing more and more that people are stretching their insulin. Sometimes they take it one day but they don’t take it the next day.”

If passed, the law would only limit out of pocket expenses for those on state regulated insurance plans.

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