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No Wisconsin Republicans Support Bill to Cap Insurance Co-Pays for Insulin

Monday, April 4th, 2022 -- 8:05 AM


(Bob Hague, WRN) A bill to cap insurance co-pays for insulin passes the House of Representatives without the support of any Wisconsin Republicans.

Twelve Republicans joined all House Democrats on Thursday in voting for legislation that would cap the cost of insulin at 35 dollars per month, but Wisconsin’s Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Tiffany, Brian Steil, Glenn Grothman and Mike Gallagher all voted “no.”

Experts say insulin costs about ten dollars per vial to produce. The price has more than doubled since 2012, and even some people with insurance can pay hundreds of dollars per vial. Republicans have referred to the bill as "government price fixing."

You can read the bill itself here. The measure now heads to the U.S. Senate, and president Joe Biden is expected to sign it, if it passes that chamber.

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