Health Care

States eye cost caps for diabetes supplies

Those who have the disease bear the burden of far higher medical expenses than the typical American.
In this Aug. 24, 2020, photo Jean Grady wears an insulin pump to help manage her diabetes at her home in Westford, Vt. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Legislators in states across the country are weighing bills to limit or lower the cost of medication and supplies those with diabetes need to live healthy lives, in an effort to bring down expensive costs of treatment.

The Rhode Island Senate this month approved a bill that would cap copayments for supplies and equipment used to treat diabetes to $25 for a 30-day supply. Rhode Island already caps the cost of a monthly supply of insulin at $40, but the new bill would apply to administration supplies and glucose monitoring supplies.

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