LOCAL TV: Insulin for Seniors Capped at $35, No Thanks to GOP

Seniors across the country are starting the new year with lower out-of-pocket costs for insulin thanks to President Biden and Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act — which every single Republican in Congress voted against. Starting this year, the Inflation Reduction Act’s historic cost-saving provisions go into effect, capping insulin prices at $35 a month.

Here’s what they’re watching on local TV about how President Biden and Democrats capped the cost of insulin — no thanks to Republicans:

In Florida: CBS Miami: Inflation Reduction Act Takes Effect For Seniors and Medicare Enrollees

“Some good news for senior citizens and other Medicare enrollees who use insulin: The Inflation Reduction Act that’s taking effect this year is making it easier for the elderly to afford their medications. Now, insulin users won’t have to pay more than $35 a month for each prescription. Instead, their Medicare Part D plan will cover it.” 

In Iowa: KIMT: Thanks to Inflation Reduction Act, Seniors See Out-of-Pocket Insulin Costs Capped at $35

“All Hy-Vee pharmacy locations are now offering reduced-cost monthly insulin supplies and free shingles vaccines to anyone who uses Medicare Part D. The grocery store chain says because of the federal Inflation Reduction Act, Medicare Part D beneficiaries who take insulin will see their out-of-pocket costs capped at $35 for a month’s supply of each covered insulin product.” 

In Michigan: WJRT: Michiganders Are Seeing Prescription Drug, Insulin Price Cap Thanks to Inflation Reduction Act

“Michiganders are seeing a cap on prescription drug prices and the cost of insulin. Those who are enrolled in the Medicare prescription drug plan will have their insulin capped at $35 per month. Those enrolled in Medicare Part D can now receive adult vaccines at no cost. This is all due to an executive directive utilizing the Inflation Reduction Act. Seniors on Medicare will have their prescription drug costs capped at $2,000 a year no matter how many prescriptions they have.” 

In North Carolina: WNCT: Lower Prices for Insulin Users Go Into Effect with Inflation Reduction Act

“The new year is bringing new prices for insulin users after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act in August. Before that law was passed, people who needed insulin would pay anywhere between $5 to $200 a month.” 

In South Carolina: WFXB: New Year Brings Lower Prices for Insulin Under Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act  

“A lot of our newer insulins are in the range of four to five hundred dollars a month. So they would first have to meet that, pay that out of pocket, before they were on the reduced copay amount. So that’s huge.” 

In Vermont: WVNY: Vermonters to pay no more than $35 per month for insulin thanks to Inflation Reduction Act

“Vermonters with Medicare will be paying no more than $35 per month on insulin.”