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Speaker Hortman: House DFLers will have insulin bill ready by end of September

Monday, September 16, 2019

House DFLers are holding four Community Conversations outside of the Capitol in September to listen to Minnesotans impacted by the high cost of insulin. On Thursday, September 26th at 1 p.m., the Health and Human Services Finance Division will hold a formal public hearing in Room 200 of the State Office Building to share ideas from the Community Conversations and discuss the Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act. 

House Speaker Melissa Hortman released the following statement:

“We are spending the month of September listening to Minnesotans about their experiences trying to obtain affordable insulin. During the 2019 session we passed legislation in the Minnesota House to provide emergency insulin to Minnesotans who need it. At the hearing on September 26th, we will discuss our proposed legislation to address this public health emergency.

“Minnesotans shouldn’t lose their lives because they can’t afford the lifesaving medications they need, like insulin. House DFLers are ready to get this done. It shouldn’t have to wait until next year.”

Click here to view a handout with full details about each event.