In wake of House-passed insulin cap, Rep. Sharice Davids hosts roundtable on rising insulin costs

Following a passed House bill that would cap insulin costs for insured Kansans with diabetes at $35, Rep. Sharice Davids discussed how the high costs of insulin impact those who deal with them frequently at a roundtable discussion Friday. Photo by Lucie Krisman.

In the face of rising insulin costs, recent legislation could make it easier for diabetic Kansans to afford it.

Rep. Sharice Davids recently voted to pass the Affordable Insulin Now Act, which would cap insulin co-pays at $35 for people with private insurance or on Medicare. 

At a roundtable discussion at Johnson County’s Central Resource Library on Friday, Rep. Sharice Davids discussed the impacts of capping those costs with Johnson County residents who experience them firsthand.