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Making insulin more affordable in Minnesota

It's no secret buying certain medicines can get really expensive. One example is the skyrocketing cost of insulin.

Posted: Jan 31, 2020 12:15 AM
Updated: Jan 31, 2020 5:38 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. -  To help Minnesotans with diabetes, Gov. Tim Walz is proposing a bill that would increase access to affordable insulin. It's called the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act. 

Many think it's a good idea. 

"We should be focused on the care of others more than focused on gaining wealth for ourselves," George Koch said. 

The bill is named after Alec Smith - who was from Minneapolis and died of diabetes since he couldn't afford insulin. 

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