GOP senators strip $35 insulin cap under private insurance from Democrats' tax and climate bill
Added 08-07-22 01:22:03pm EST - “Republican senators on Sunday removed a $35 insulin cap for patients with private insurance plans from Democrats' $740 billion tax and climate spending bill that the party will soon pass along party lines.” - Washingtontimes.com
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Republican senators on Sunday removed a $35 insulin cap for patients with private insurance plans from Democrats’ $740 billion tax and climate spending bill that the party will soon pass along party lines.
Democrats had sought to include the cap under both private plans and Medicare, but the Senate parliamentarian ruled that it could not apply to private insurance under the chamber’s budget rules that allow Democrats to approve the legislation with a simple majority and subvert the filibuster.
As a result, 60 votes were needed — all Democrats and at least 10 Republicans — on an amendment to keep the $35 insulin cap for private insurance carriers in the legislation known as the Inflation Reduction Act. It failed 57-43.
The seven GOP senators who sided with all 50 Democrats to pass the amendment were Susan Collins of Maine, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi, John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, and Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
A separate amendment by Mr. Kennedy to repurpose funds from Obamacare to community health centers for discounted insulin for low and middle-income Americans failed along party lines.
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