...SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law Friday capping monthly insulin costs at $100 for people covered by state-regulated commercial health insurance plans.
...The Democrat OK'd the legislation which the General Assembly overwhelmingly approved 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.
...They said some have to ration insulin while others choose between buying insulin and paying the rent or for their children's needs.
..."But that hasn't stopped middlemen from sending prices skyward, forcing many insulin users to find their medication by substituting lower quality products or seeking options outside this country, or even rationing their supply and some have died doing so."
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