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Schumer will put legislation to cut insulin costs on Senate floor ‘very soon’

Legislation to lower insulin costs to be proposed in Senate. Proposed cap to be set at $35 per month.

Where: United States

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that he will put bipartisan legislation regarding lowering insulin costs to a vote on the Senate floor “very soon.”
“The cost of insulin has skyrocketed in recent years and the Insulin Act will make this life-saving medication more affordable by capping the cost of insulin at $35 a month,” Schumer said in a statement.
Schumer’s pledge to “put this bipartisan legislation on the Senate floor very soon” will no doubt come as a relief to the 8.4 million people in the US with diabetes who use insulin.
The legislation from Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Senator Susan Collins was unveiled Wednesday.
In the narrowly divided Senate, Schumer will have to get at least 10 of the chamber’s 50 Republicans to support the bill, assuming all 50 Democratic caucus members line up behind it.

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