Put a price cap on insulin in Minnesota

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Insulin means the difference between life and death for those who need it. My husband, along with 1.25 million other Americans, is a type 1 diabetic. He was diagnosed at 8 years old and has been insulin dependent since. Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Being type 1 diabetic has no cure and is a constant battle of maintaining once’s blood sugar levels with insulin. People who use insulin need this medication every day of their lives in order to live.
We have witnessed insulin prices soar over the years. Between 2002 and 2013 the average price of insulin nearly tripled. The cost of insulin continues to rise steadily and steeply, creating financial hardships for individuals who rely on it to survive, particularly those who are uninsured or underinsured. Resulting with many that are forced to ration insulin as a means of survival. My heart breaks as I hear stories emerge of people with diabetes dying because they are rationing their insulin.
No one with diabetes should die because they can't afford their insulin. It's a medicine that can be produced for just a few dollars but manufacturers Eli Lilly, Sanofi, and Novo Nordisk mark up the price as much as 5,000 percent leaving millions of Americans with diabetes no choice but to pay it.
It’s time to put an end to the pharmaceutical company’s greed and make insulin affordable for all who need it! 
Colorado was the first state to pass a bill putting a cap on the price of insulin. Illinois has followed suit and is now the 2nd state in our country to put a cap on the skyrocketing cost of insulin.
Let’s ask those with the power to do so to pass a bill capping the price of insulin here in Minnesota as well!