Across the country this weekend, local headlines highlighted the 193 House Republican votes against the Affordable Insulin Now Act last week, which would cap the cost of insulin for many Americans at $35 per month. The bill is the most recent effort by Democrats to lower health care costs.
See below what Americans in states across the nation are reading about the stark contrast between Democrats voting to lower drug prices and the vast majority of Republicans refusing to do so:
- In Wisconsin: WPKG: No Wisconsin Republicans Support Bill to Cap Insurance Co-Pays for Insulin
- In Pennsylvania: The Keystone: Only Two Republican US House Members from PA Voted to Keep Insulin Costs Down
- In Florida: Mother Jones: Rep. Matt Gaetz Votes Against Capping Insulin Prices, Says People Should Just Lose Weight
- In Utah: Fox 13: Every one of Utah’s representatives voted against the $35 insulin price cap passed by the House
- In Iowa: Iowa Starting Line: Hinson, Feenstra Vote Against Insulin Price Cap, Axne and Miller-Meeks Support
- In Mississippi: The Dispatch: Slimantics: Kelly, Guest and Palazzo vote against Mississippians on insulin bill
- In Tennessee: Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee, Georgia representatives split along partisan lines on House bill to cap insulin costs
- In Alabama: Alabama Today: Terri Sewell only Alabama lawmaker to vote yes to Democrat led $35-a-month insulin cap bill
- In Wisconsin: ABC Eau Claire: Democrats Pass Bill to Cap Insulin
This isn’t the first time that Republicans have shown they won’t act to address high drug costs. Just last month, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley admitted that a Republican-controlled Senate would not take action on lowering drug prices, saying “If we want to reduce drug prices, then we need to do it now [under a Democratic Congress].”
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