Looks like State of MN is getting sued. Man, this stuff never ends. Legislation is no easy task. What do you guys think of all this?
Hello #insulin4all advocates,
Today, July 1st 2020, is the day we celebrate our success. The Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act is officially enacted in the state of Minnesota! We want to thank every single one of you. All of your voices and hard work ignited a powerful message that couldn’t be ignored. Access to affordable insulin is a human right, and people living with Diabetes have waited far too long for a solution.
Late last night we were informed that PhRMA has filed a lawsuit against the state of Minnesota. It is of PhRMA’s opinion that this law is unconstitutional. We want to assure you that in spite of this action, the insulin program is still effective as of today, July 1st. While there are many feelings and concerns about this last minute attempt by manufacturers to deny Minnesotans of affordable insulin, we remain vigilant. We will provide updates to our advocates as they come.
We understand that you may have questions about this law and how to utilize it. We want to direct you to the Board of Pharmacy website that provides an overview of the established Insulin Safety Net Program. You will find the neccessary steps for determining your eligibility, patient information, navigator assistance, and more.
For direct access to those in urgent need of a 30-day supply of affordable insulin please visit MNinsulin.org where you can see if you qualify, download the application, and learn how to apply. Minnesota #insulin4all is here to answer any of your questions along the way. Please be proud of your advocacy. Together we conquered an incredible feat. We proved to insulin manufacturers that there is great power in grassroots advocacy, and that our lives are not for profit.
Onward in advocacy,
Minnesota #insulin4all Chapter Lead