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Minnesota Democrats turn up heat on GOP over insulin prices

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Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota House Democrats have put the long-running dispute over insulin affordability back in the spotlight.

Posted: Jan 30, 2020 1:38 PM
Updated: Jan 30, 2020 1:39 PM

Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota House Democrats have put the long-running dispute over insulin affordability back in the spotlight.

They unveiled a bill just ahead of the 2020 session that they say combines the best of both Democratic and Republican proposals.

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Negotiators with the House Democratic and Senate GOP majorities were unable despite months of talks since the 2019 session ended last spring to come up with a compromise that they could have passed during a special session.

Speaker Melissa Hortman says the bill will be fast-tracked in the House and called on Senate Republicans to pass similar legislation.

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