CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would reduce insulin costs.
HB 4543 would cap the cost of insulin to a 25 dollar copay for a 30-day supply. It is estimated that over 240,000 West Virginia’s are diagnosed and living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and another 65,000 are undiagnosed.
The average medical cost related to diabetes in West Virginia is estimated at 2.5 billion dollars annually.
The bill passed 94 to 4, and will now go to the Senate.
The full bill can be read below:HB4543 ORG