Insulin bill passes first Senate committee

Fri 2-14-2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The long-running debate at the Capitol over insulin affordability has shifted to the Minnesota Senate. Patients and parents urged senators Thursday to keep working toward a compromise between competing Senate and House proposals.

Helping diabetics afford insulin is one of the main pieces of unfinished business left over from the 2019 session, when a compromise fell apart at the end. A Senate health committee gave the first hearing Thursday to a GOP proposal, approving it on a voice vote and sending the bill to its next of several committee stops. The House Democratic bill is also moving through committees.