Legislation capping out of pocket costs of prescription insulin for those with state regulated health care plans passed the House on November 13th.
One of those who voted to approve the bill was State Representative Tony McCombie. However the bill did not pass without a fair amount of criticism of alleged price gouging in insulin manufacturers.
McCombie said it was too bad the bill only helps about 20% of insulin users in the state. She urged the Illinois Attorney General to investigate.
McCombie went on to say the out of pocket costs for managing diabetes is hitting families too hard. She added some families are having to pay thousands of dollars per month. Governor Pritzker is expected to sign the measure into law now that it has passed both the Illinois Senate and House.