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US Democrats fighting insulin prices might falter as midterms near

The upcoming midterm elections in the US could throw a wrench into Democrats’ plans to cap diabetes patients’ out-of-pocket insulin expenses.

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Bipartisan support is needed before the US can secure more affordable insulin for diabetes patients, and bipartisan support is becoming more unlikely as November’s midterm elections in the US come closer, reports Reuters.

The Democrat-backed bill, dubbed the Affordable Insulin Now Act, would cap patients’ cost-sharing at USD 35 for a month’s supply of insulin, and has already made it through the US House of Representatives.

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