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Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act Goes Into Effect This Week

1 day ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota diabetics who need emergency insulin supplies but can't afford them will be able to get the drug starting Wednesday under a new state law.
The safety net program within the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act , which the Legislature passed in April, will allow qualifying diabetics with less than seven days worth of the lifesaving drug left to pay no more than $35 to get a one-time 30-day supply from their pharmacy.
The law is named for Alec Smith, an uninsured 26-year-old Minneapolis man who died in 2017 of complications from rationing his insulin - a common but...
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