Lawmakers vote to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs for some

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have voted to cap out-of-pocket costs for some people relying on insulin. The Senate voted Tuesday to send the legislation to Gov. Andy Beshear. The proposal won bipartisan support in a state plagued by high diabetes rates. Its lead sponsors are Republican Rep. Danny Bentley and Democratic Rep. Patti Minter. Under the bill, out-of-pocket costs for some Kentuckians would be capped at $30 per prescription for a 30-day insulin supply. The cap applies to state-regulated, comprehensive, private health insurance plans and the Kentucky employee health plan. It would not apply to Medicare, Medicaid or self-funded health plans.