U-S Senator Tina Smith today announced new legislation to hold insulin manufacturers accountable for excessive increases in insulin prices. A similar measure at the State Capitol stalled last session, but Smith says…

“This shouldn’t be a Democratic or a Republican issue, we have emergency funds for other lifesaving medications right now, and so that’s why I’m hopeful we can get action on this at the federal level, too.”

Smith’s new bill would provide emergency access to insulin for people in Minnesota and across the country who can’t afford the skyrocketing price of the drug.