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5 Things Washington: Q&A w/U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, Health initiatives, Inflation & Medicare

| May 11, 2022 | Washington

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we take a look at health-related initiatives filed with the Secretary of State's office, new updates on federal health policy that could impact Washington State, and $47 million in grant funding that aims to increase behavioral health service capacity. Thanks for reading!...[ Read More ]

Biden joins Washington State lawmakers in proposing lower insulin prices

| Apr 25, 2022 | Washington

President Joe Biden joined Washington State lawmakers in their push for lower insulin prices while speaking at an Auburn college Friday.     Biden joined Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, along with Rep. Kim Schrier at Green River College to address the challenges Washingtonians face trying to pay for...[ Read More ]

California legislators: persistence is key to passing priority bills

| Sep 27, 2021 | California

Despite several significant accomplishments this year, the California Legislature halted some of state lawmakers’ highest-priority bills, either killing them completely or turning them into two-year bills. Sen. Monique Limón (D- Los Angeles) has introduced a different bill relating to Alzheimer’s disease every year she has served, most of which died...[ Read More ]

Texas stakeholders disagree on out-of-pocket insulin costs for the insured

| May 28, 2021 | Texas

After SB 827 passed the Legislature Monday, the bill was met with praise from lawmakers in both parties, as the state is now one step closer to capping copays on insulin for insured Texans. The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) is the sole opposed organization and has lobbied against...[ Read More ]

Roberts introduces bill to make insulin cheaper for underinsured and uninsured Coloradans

| May 20, 2021 | Colorado

According to a November 2020 survey conducted by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, 40% of Coloradans who use insulin ration their supply of the medication due to affordability concerns. To help these Coloradans afford this high-cost, life-saving medication, Rep. Dylan Roberts is spearheading an effort to make prescription insulin more...[ Read More ]

$30 insulin co-pay cap passes Legislature

Michael Goldberg | Mar 12, 2020 | Utah

A bill that would cap co-pays for insulin at $30 passed the Legislature with broad support this week. House Bill 207, entitled the Insulin Access Amendments, overwhelming passed the Senate Tuesday would implement a co-pay cap of $30 per month per prescription. The proposal would also institute a bulk purchasing...[ Read More ]