State Rep. Mark Tisdel of Rochester Hills, a member of the House Health Policy Committee, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for reduced insulin costs in her State of the State address:
“Even with health insurance, people pay hefty sums for the insulin they need to stay alive and healthy. Last year, along with a bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives, I supported a plan to reduce the toll on insulin users. This will be achieved by capping the out-of-pocket insulin cost at $50 per month.
“The governor has now voiced her support for lightening this financial, medical burden. Together, we can enable savings for Michigan residents.”
Last March, the House of Representatives approved House Bill 4346, requiring health insurers to cap policyholders’ out-of-pocket cost for a 30-day supply of insulin at $50. Tisdel spoke in support of the bill prior to the House vote; video of the speech is available here.