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Jim Butler vs Shawn Fluharty

Delegate Jim Butler, R-Mason (left) listens to remarks by Delegate Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio, during a debate Friday in the House of Delegates over a bill that caps insurance copays for insulin at $35 per 30-day supply.

West Virginians would pay no more than $35 for a 30-day supply of insulin under a bill approved Friday by the House of Delegates.

Senate Bill 577 affects insulin copay rates for private insurance, Medicaid and the Public Employees Insurance Agency by placing a cap on out-of-pocket costs for insulin and related devices. It reduces the current copay for insulin from $100 to $35 for a 30-day supply and would set the copay for insulin-related devices at $100 for a month’s supply.

Roger Adkins covers politics. He can be reached at 304-348-4814 or email Follow @RadkinsWV on Twitter.

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