WASHINGTON, D.C. – While Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill in March temporarily capping insulin costs, Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is pushing for permanent insulin cost caps by supporting the Affordable Insulin Now Act. The act was introduced by Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and would permanently cap insulin costs at $35 per month.
The two senators attended a virtual roundtable on March 31 discussing the decrease in price for lifesaving drugs. At the end, Murray cited insulin prices tripling over the last decade.
“But it’s not like the insulin is three times better—it’s the same product—drug companies just keep jacking the price up to reap bigger benefits,” said Murray. “The harsh reality is, the cost of insulin isn’t just out of control—it is devastating families. It is bankrupting them. It is hurting patients. And it has to stop.”