A Better Legislature

Better for Minnesota Health Care

We need better health care in Minnesota.

Working people are struggling to afford their medications. People are putting off going to the doctor to get the health care they need because it’s too expensive, and it’s making them sick. Minnesotans are being forced to choose between buying groceries or their medication. Our health care costs are going up, so that pharma and insurance companies can make more money.

Minnesota’s elected leaders need to stand up to these greedy companies. And they need to do what’s best for our families and health care in Minnesota.

Progressives have shown that they’re looking out for hardworking Minnesotans and our health care. But conservatives keep putting big pharma and insurance company profits first.

See how they voted on health care:

Making sure Minnesotans have access to life-sustaining medication

The price of insulin has more than tripled in the last decade. In fact, according to the Health Care Cost Institute, Type 1 diabetics paid an average of $5,705 for insulin in 2016. That’s nearly double what they paid in 2012.

During the 2019 Minnesota Legislative session, progressives introduced the Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act, which was named after a 26-year-old Minnesotan who died in 2017 from rationing insulin due to the high cost. It would have allowed Minnesotans in need to receive an emergency supply of insulin. And it would have held pharma companies accountable for rising prices.

Progressives passed the Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act. But then conservatives blocked it. And that left many Minnesotans struggling to afford the medication they need to survive.

See how individual legislators voted below.

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