Republican Senators Block $35 Price Cap On Insulin

The Washington Post reports:

Republican lawmakers on Sunday successfully stripped a $35 price cap on the cost of insulin for many patients from the ambitious legislative package Democrats are moving through Congress this weekend, invoking arcane Senate rules to jettison the measure.

The insulin cap is a long-running ambition of Democrats, who want it to apply to patients on Medicare and private insurance.

Republicans left the portion that applies to Medicare patients untouched but stripped the insulin cap for other patients. Bipartisan talks on a broader insulin pricing bill faltered earlier this year.

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weshlovrcm • 2 hours ago

A “Christian Nation” and a real “pro-life” person would not have voted against the cap.

Karl Dubhe IV • 2 hours ago

Forced birth, and rationed medical care based on your ability to pay.

Reprehensible.

William Karl Dubhe IV • 2 hours ago

Coming soon, pregnant women with gestational diabetes charged with attempted murder of their unborn child for not being able to afford insulin.

Darreth • 3 hours ago • edited

There will be little reason for Dem voters to vote for Dems if the message of who did this to them is never mentioned on any campaign trail. And as we’re all painfully aware, Dems do not message or frame anything of value when they’re on the campaign trail.

4 thoughts on “Republican Senators Block $35 Price Cap On Insulin

  1. Scottie, yet one more example dating back for years, where the little guy is screwed at the expense of the corporation. Different subject, but same mantra – do you know why Republican leaders do not like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? Because it is working to punish financial companies for screwing over customers with fraud and aggressive marketing practices (like selling grandma an annuity shortly before she dies). I have been saying this long before Trump and dating back to when I left the GOP, more than half of the Republican party is voting against their economic interests and have no idea they are. Keith

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    1. Hello Keith. Well said. I was so supportive of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Elisabeth Warren is hero to me for how she champions the lower incomes. But it has been years since I heard anything about the agency. I knew trump tried to kill it. Did he succeed?

      As to why the lower incomes vote against their interests by voting republican, I always felt it was about racism and bigotry. I don’t understand it, but I am not a racist nor a bigot. If you or anyone can explain it better to me, I would welcome that. Hugs

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      1. Scottie, he did not succeed, but he did gut it some with Mick Mulvaney in charge of it. When you think of all those folks preying on the elderly selling grandma things she does not need or may already have, it makes you ill. Bank of American was fined about $880 million for their aggressive marketing efforts, eg.

        As for the second subject, the GOP is all about giving money to rich people and helping them keep it. So, they have to mask that effort with other things to garner votes. They have been selling a bill a goods for years and too many have just lapped it up. It is not dissimilar to the whitewashing of the Civil War being more about states’ rights than slavery. The reason this whitewashing occurred is the slaveowners had to enlist the poorer citizens to fight for them. They could not say it was to allow them to keep slaves. Why would a poor white man fight for that?

        Keith

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