New Mexico Caps Insulin Co-Pays
On March 4, New Mexico became the third state in the nation to enact a co-pay cap on the life-saving medication. The legislation (HB 292) will cap monthly co-pays at $25—the lowest dollar amount for a co-pay cap to date! Larisa Caffery, an ADA camper and youth advocate testified in front of legislators and said, “Diabetes supplies already cost a lot, so to bring down the cost of the most important thing—insulin, this will help so many people and can start a movement everywhere.” We at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) applaud Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and bill sponsors Senator Daniel A. Ivey-Soto and Representative Micaela Lara Cadena for their leadership in passing this legislation that will provide relief to some living with diabetes in New Mexico. If you or someone you love needs help accessing insulin, visit insulinhelp.org.