Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6087
Limits out-of-pocket expenses for a 30-day supply of insulin to $100; Requires the Health Care Authority to monitor the price of insulin.
Status: Victory! Governor Jay Inslee signed into law 31 March 2020.
Read the final bill
What it means for Health Care for All-Washington
This is government putting a price cap on private insurance companies, which will “encourage” insurance companies to negotiate prices with Pharma.
Bill changes during the legislative process
Several amendments were added during the bill’s journey, but the “striking amendment” in the House Health & Wellness Committee brought the bill back to its original language.
Mostly bipartisan in the Senate (34-14 and in the House (66-33). Again, this bill is contained within 2662, which passed unanimously, showing that sometimes weird things are happening behind the scenes.
1/17/20 - HCFA-WA President Marcia Stedman and Vice President Ronnie Shure, and Dr. Sherry Weinberg, President, HCFA Education Fund and Physicians for a National Health Program Western Washington, Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee.
2/25/20 - Lobbyist Cindi Laws, House Health Care & Wellness Committee