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Kentucky insulin co-pay cap takes effect on Jan. 1

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Published: Dec. 30, 2021 at 9:42 AM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - The Kentucky legislature passed a bill earlier this year placing a co-pay cap on insulin.

State Representative Adam Bowling posted on Facebook that the cap will take place on Saturday, January 1.

”I knew this was an issue, I owned pharmacies myself and so I’ve seen patients at the point of care come up and you say hey if you get both of these medicines it’s going to cost $600 and something dollars and they sit there and you can just see it running through their minds,” he said.

He said all insulin paid for through a private health insurance plan will have a co-pay of no more than $30 a month for a 30 day supply.

“This will be a great relief to many insulin users who have seen their co-pays increase out of sight, leaving many to have to choose between getting their medicine or spending their dollars on groceries, gas, utilities, etc,” he said.

Bowling added this is for all plans in the Commonwealth other than Medicaid or Medicare.

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