***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 AT 2:00 PM MST // 5:00 PM EDT***
Historic Legislation Would Cap Insulin Costs at $35 a Month, Saving Diabetics Who Struggle to Afford Their Insulin Hundreds of Dollars Every Month
Flagstaff, AZ — On Today, April 20 2022 at 2:00 PM MST // 5:00 PM EDT, Congressman Tom O’Halleran [AZ-01] will join Protect Our Care Arizona and Honest Arizona to discuss the recent passage of the Affordable Insulin Now Act by the House, and call on the Senate to act swiftly and deliver much-needed relief to millions of diabetics across the country. The Affordable Insulin Now Act caps out-of-pocket insulin costs for millions of diabetics with private insurance and Medicare coverage, and limits the out-of-pocket costs of insulin at $35 per month.
While all House Democrats voted for the legislation, 193 House Republicans — including Congressman David Schweikert [AZ-06]— voted against lowering the cost of insulin and against their constituents who struggle to afford their insulin to manage their diabetes. The rising cost of prescription drugs is a top concern among Arizonans, and House Democrats, including Congressman O’Halleran are helping families across the country find relief at the pharmacy counter.
Congressman Tom O’Halleran, (D-AZ-01)
Community Health Care Leaders
Protect Our Care Arizona
WHAT: Affordable Insulin Now Act Press Conference
WHERE: North Country HealthCare, 2920 N. Fourth St., Flagstaff, AZ 86004
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20 2022 at 2:00 PM MST // 5:00 PM EDT