Bill would cap soaring insulin prices for diabetics

Ohio lawmakers have introduced a plan to cap insulin prices at $100 per month. Rep. Beth Liston, MD, of the Ohio House of Representatives, introduced the bill to limit the price of insulin, which often ranges between $600 and $1,200. Liston is also requesting Ohio's attorney general to investigate pricing practices.

Ohio lawmakers have introduced a plan to cap insulin prices at $100 per month. Rep. Beth Liston, MD, of the Ohio House of Representatives, introduced the bill to limit the price of insulin, which often ranges between $600 and $1,200. Liston is also requesting Ohio's attorney general to investigate pricing practices. Liston said, "The costs have been rising. It's not clear why, and we need to do something about it." She said she often sees patients experience diabetic ketoacidosis. Liston noted, "Sometimes it's because they're sick and their body needs more insulin, but more and more it's because people aren't able to get their insulin." Liston and Sen. Hearcel Craig are sponsoring the legislation, and say they have Republican co-sponsors to facilitate its passage.