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DeLuca supported insulin copay limits

Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, announced his support for legislation that will cap monthly copays for insulin at $100. The legislation stipulates that insurance coverage out-of-pocket copay should be set at $100 for a 30-day supply regardless of the type and amount of insulin needed and sets cost limitations on certain diabetes items. GoodRx reports there are 23 insulins across manufacturers and insulin types — short-, intermediate-, rapid- and long-acting. Recent analyses highlight the price of insulin has tripled between 2002 and 2013. The average price of insulin has increased by 55 percent . . .

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