Senate Republican Caucus Cosponsors Diabetic Patient Protection Act

The entire Senate Republican Caucus announced it has signed on to cosponsor SB 539, the Diabetic Patient Protection Act.  Senate Republican Leader Michael Roberson introduced this emergency measure to combat the skyrocketing costs of insulin prices and provide real relief to patients.

The bill targets both pharmaceutical manufacturers, with language similar to what was passed last year in Vermont, and pharmacy benefit managers.

The Associated Press reported that this “proposal goes further than a Democratic effort to tackle the increasing insulin costs faced by people with diabetes.”