FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2022
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Wisconsin Democrats’ Statement on WisGOP’s Vote Against Lowering Insulin Costs
Wisconsin GOP Voted Against Lowering Insulin Costs for the 392,965 Wisconsinites With Diabetes
MADISON, Wis. – Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement after every single Wisconsin Republican in Congress voted against a bill to cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month:
“As many as 392,965 Wisconsinites have been diagnosed with diabetes – fully 8.5% of Wisconsin’s adult population. Yet, as the cost of insulin continues to rise, many of these families may be forced to choose between making rent or paying for this life-saving medication. That’s why Wisconsin’s Representatives Kind, Moore, and Pocan all voted to drastically cut the monthly cost of insulin for Wisconsinites today – and why President Biden continues to advocate for lower drug prices for every American.
“Today’s vote is another bitter example of Wisconsin Republicans in Congress valuing large corporations and the pharmaceutical industry over the families they’re supposed to represent. Being able to afford life-saving medication should never be a partisan issue. Voting against this bill is a betrayal that families in Wisconsin will not soon forget.”