BREAKING: Republicans Vote Against Lowering Insulin Costs
August 7, 2022
43 Senate Republicans just voted against lowering health care costs for Americans forced to shoulder high prices for life-saving medicine. DNC spokesperson Ammar Moussa released the following statement:
“Republicans have no shame and continue to demonstrate their remarkable commitment to lining the pockets of Big Pharma at the expense of the American people. President Biden and Democrats won’t be deterred from working tirelessly to lower costs for the American people.”
Republican senators blocked a cap on out-of-pocket costs for insulin, making clear they will choose Big Pharma over the American people.
Bloomberg: “Republicans successfully stripped a proposed $35 per month cap on out-of-pocket spending on insulin for patients enrolled in private insurance from the tax and climate bill.”
Washington Post: “Republican lawmakers on Sunday successfully stripped a $35 price cap on the cost of insulin for many patients from the ambitious legislative package Democrats are moving through Congress this weekend, invoking arcane Senate rules to jettison the measure.”
The American people simply cannot afford Republicans’ out-of-touch MAGA agenda.