Maycumber’s insulin bill passes Legislature

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Maycumber’s insulin bill passes Legislature

'This is a great day for the thousands of individuals and families dealing with diabetes,' says Maycumber

The Washington State Legislature passed a measure today to limit the amount of money insurance companies can charge for a 30-day supply of insulin.

Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic and sponsor of the bill, called it a measure of relief for parents, families and loved ones of those in need of the life-saving medication.

“This is not a Republican or Democrat issue,” said Maycumber.  “This is a mother issue, a father issue, a family issue that keeps you up at night wondering if you've got enough insulin to get through the week, and if not, can you afford the next trip to the pharmacy.”

Maycumber's bill, House Bill 2662, creates a task force to study why insulin prices have skyrocketed and caps what insurance companies can charge for a 30-day supply at $100.

“This is a great day for the thousands of individuals and families around the state dealing with diabetes,” said Maycumber, whose son was diagnosed with diabetes last year.  “We will provide immediate relief and certainty by limiting a 30-day supply to $100 and then focus on a long-term solution with the Total Cost of Insulin Work Group.”

Maycumber's bill now heads to the governor for his signature.

The 60-day 2020 legislative session is scheduled to end March 12. 

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