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Illinois law caps insulin patient costs at $100 monthly

Illinois law caps insulin patient costs at $100 monthly

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law Friday capping monthly insulin costs at $100 for state-regulated commercial health insurance plans.

The Democrat OK’d the legislation overwhelmingly approved by the General Assembly in November after people with diabetes complained about a spike in out-of-pocket insulin costs.

Insulin is necessary for people with diabetes to regulate blood sugar levels.

About 1.3 million people in Illinois have the unpreventable disease.