Proposed Washington state bill to cap insulin costs at $100 a month


SEATTLE (AP) – A Washington state lawmaker has announced plans to introduce legislation that would cap insulin costs at $100 a month.

KING-TV reported Thursday that state Sen. Karen Keiser introduced the bill last month after a report showed patients have spent three times more on insulin increasing from $231 to $736 between 2002 and 2013.

Officials say the measure mandates that health plans issued or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2021 must cap insulin copayments, deductibles and other forms of cost sharing at $100 for each 30-day supply.

The legislative session is scheduled to begin Jan. 14.