Insulin syringe

More than 4 in 5 Americans are in favor of the government negotiating lower prescription drug prices, a fact which has helped encourage the Democrat’s agenda to cap medication costs. The effort has been dealt a blow after a provision seeking to put a $35 cap on private insurance insulin prices was removed from a Senate bill following Republican opposition.

According to The Washington Post, the provision was part of a larger package which needed at least 60 votes to pass. In the end, only 57 Senators voted in favor of the legislation: all 50 Democrats, as well as 7 Republicans, including Susan Collins of Maine and both Louisianan and Alaskan senators, according to CNN

Senator Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat who voted for the bill, says of its necessity, “The cost of insulin isn’t just out of control, it is devastating people,” according to The Washington Post.

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