Bret Michaels has put his support behind the Affordable Insulin Now Act that was recently passed by the United States House of Representatives.
The Affordable Insulin Now Act was introduced to the House on February 25 by Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.) and would cap a month’s supply of selected insulin products under private health insurance and Medicare at $35 beginning in 2023.
Michaels, who is a Type 1 diabetic, said in a statement via his Life Rock Foundation, “All diabetics deserve a fighting chance to afford insulin. With rising costs for insulin in America skyrocketing, it puts treatments out of reach for many. And, it forces them to make a difficult decision when finances become tighter to decide if they can either ration medication doses or go without it. No one with diabetes should ever go without the opportunity for treatment.”
Michaels added, “I am excited about the passage of the Affordable Insulin Now Act in the House and am optimistic about it also passing the Senate, as I feel members of the Senate will truly see the light and the Act will be signed into law. Putting the needs of diabetic children and adults has always been at the forefront of the Life Rocks Foundation, and I offer my full support for this bill which will bring costs down for those in need.”
The Affordable Insulin Now Act was officially sent to and received by the United States Senate on April 4. As of publishing, it is not currently known when the Senate will vote on this legislation.