Summary: To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish insulin assistance programs, and for other purposes. Cosponsors (Partisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig sponsored the bill on 7/25/19.
- The outrageous cost of insulin is a life or death issue for Minnesotans. Today, I introduced the Emergency Access to Insulin Act to create emergency insulin supplies and hold drug companies accountable for jacking up prices. (Source: Twitter, Rep. Craig Tweet, 7/26/19)
- Insulin prices are costing lives, & we cannot wait to take action. Glad to see local progress on this issue in addition to my bill, the Emergency Access to Insulin Act, to increase insulin access hold big pharma accountable for profiting off MN families. (Source: Twitter, Rep. Craig, Tweet, 8/02/19)
STATUS: Introduced 7/25/19 by Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “This is not an issue we have the luxury of waiting on. Minnesotans are dying because of the outrageous cost of insulin and other life-saving prescription drugs,” said Rep. Craig. “This bill provides real, immediate solutions to the skyrocketing cost of insulin, while also looking toward long-term fixes by holding big pharmaceutical companies accountable for their bad faith efforts to profit off the backs of working families. I’m proud to partner with my fellow Minnesotans on this critical effort.”“Over the past two decades, Minnesotans have suffered from a 600% increase in insulin prices,” said Rep. Phillips. “That’s outrageous. Families should not be held hostage by big pharma’s predatory pricing practices. I’m proud to lead this bill with Congresswoman Craig and continue the fight for affordable and accessible health care. We owe it to everyone in our community who relies on this life-saving drug.” (Source: Rep. Craig, Press Release, 7/26/19)