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Today, the Minnesota Senate passed the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act, an emergency insulin program accessible to the Minnesotans who cannot afford their life-saving drug. Senator Melissa Wiklund released the following statement.
Today, the Minnesota Legislature passed HF 3100, the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act. This bill requires manufacturers to provide insulin at no cost to individuals or pharmacies for emergency access and has increased penalties on those manufacturers who fail to comply. In response to the passage of HF 3100, Senators Melissa Halvorson Wiklund, John Marty, and Matt Little released the following statement.
Earlier today, Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, Senator Melissa Wiklund, Representative Mike Howard, and Representative Tina Liebling and Minnesotans with diabetes held a press conference addressing the insulin crisis by proposing pre-filed compromise legislation to improve access to affordable insulin in Minnesota.
Senator Melissa Wiklund, DFL-Bloomington, released the following statement in response to the new Senate Republican insulin proposal. Sen. Wiklund is the chief author of the Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act in the Minnesota Senate.