A series of bills that aim to make getting medication and medical care easier, more affordable and transparent passed the Michigan House Wednesday.
One area of concern has been the growing cost of insulin to manage diabetes. According to the state health department, about 870,000 adults in Michigan in 2016 had been diagnosed with diabetes, which amounts to 1 in 10 adults.
One bill would cap copays on 30-day prescriptions of insulin at $50.
Rep. Mark Tisdel said he hopes the bill will make things better for those who struggle to afford insulin.