Pass Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act

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The price of insulin has skyrocketed over the past decade. Gov. Walz and DFL legislators recently pre-filed the Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act, named in honor of MAPE member Nicole Smith-Holt’s son who died after rationing his insulin because he couldn’t afford his $1,300 monthly prescription.

Gov. Walz and Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman wrote eloquently about why the “Cost of insulin shouldn’t be cause for death,” published in the Star Tribune, and we join them in urging the Minnesota Senate to move Alec’s bill forward: