COMBAT THE HIGH COST OF INSULIN

Hundreds of thousands of Nebraskans are living with diabetes or have pre-diabetes. It may very well affect you or your family members.

Like many prescription drugs, the cost of insulin is skyrocketing, nearly doubling in price between 2012 and 2016. It's urgent that Nebraska lawmakers take action this year so that residents can access this life-saving medication.

Sen. Kate Bolz and Sen. Justin Wayne have introduced bills in the Nebraska Legislature to cap the total copay for a monthly supply of insulin at $100. These caps apply to Nebraskans under age 65 who are not on Medicare.

Placing a cap on out-of-pocket insulin costs is one way to relieve the financial burden. Insulin caps are also a stepping stone toward getting lower prescription drug costs for everyone.

Please contact your senator on the Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee RIGHT AWAY. A committee hearing on both bills will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Urge him or her to support LB949 and LB970. Please share your story about high insulin costs if you have one. 

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Dear [Decision Maker],

Please help Nebraskans living with diabetes afford their life-saving insulin by supporting legislation to cap out-of-pocket monthly costs.



Thank you for your serious consideration of both bills. Your vote to advance LB949 and LB970 from committee to the full Legislature for debate is a key step toward providing meaningful relief from high insulin costs for many thousands of Nebraskans.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]