Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill on Wednesday that puts a $ 100 per bill. Month on insulin-co-payer, no matter how much insulin a patient uses. Insurance companies will pay more than the $ 100 co-pay, according to the new law.
The law also addresses the Colorado attorney general to investigate the rising prices of insulin in the state and to make recommendations back to the legislator. 19659002] "Today, we will finally declare that the days of insulin pricing are over in Colorado," police officer Polis said before signing the bill on Wednesday.
The bill was sponsored by the Democratic State Rep. Dylan Roberts, who lost his brother to type 1 diabetes in August 201
"Colorado is leading the way with this measure, but it's just a first step," Roberts told CNN on Thursday. "We won't stop until all pharmaceutical companies and drug users start taking more responsibility and stop gouging patients with their high costs."
Insurance and pharmaceutical companies were aware of the bill and participated in the discussions, Roberts said. He added that he had not heard from any of the companies on the day since the bill was signed.
Roberts, 29, began working on the issue when he first came to the legislature two years ago.
"Knowing personally what living with type 1 diabetes is like and the cost of it, it will mean a lot to families and individuals in Colorado," roberts said.
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The law was inspired by Roberts' brother