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By Austin Amestoy
UM Legislative News Service University of Montana School of Journalism 

Montana Legislature Considers Resuming Lethal Injection, Restricting Voter Registration, Reducing Drug Costs and Increasing Teacher Pay in Week 5

Montana 67th Legislative Session


February 11, 2021

Bills Aim to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs in Montana

A House committee tabled a bill in the Montana Legislature that would have limited copays for insulin to $35 for a month’s supply after it drew support from families and healthcare providers who say the price of the drug has become otherwise unaffordable.

Rep. Jessica Karjala, D-Billings, presented House Bill 222 to members of the House Human Services Committee on Monday, Feb. 1.

“The bottom line is that the price of insulin with insurance has become prohibitive, and often, out of reach for too many people,” Karjala said.

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