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Bill that sets cap on cost of insulin passes legislature

Posted at 9:01 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 23:51:22-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Legislature has passed a bill that will make it easier for some people to access insulin as well as sets a cap on the price.

House Bill 207 Insulin Access and Amendments, sponsored by Provo Representative Norman Thurston, passed through the legislature by a large majority and will now be headed to Gov. Gary Herbert's desk for him to either sign or veto.

The multi-pronged bill would require that health plans cover insulin with no deductible in the lowest co-pay tier, meaning the cost could be entirely covered. A cap would also be set at a $30 co-pay per month per prescription.