Evers’ budget to include proposals aimed at reigning in prescription drug costs

Gov. Tony Evers announced this morning his upcoming budget will include a series of proposals aimed at reigning in the costs of prescription drugs, including a $50 cap on copays for insulin and eliminating drug copays in the BadgerCare program.
More than a half-dozen states have approved caps in insulin copays with four of the restrictions taking effect last month and a fifth coming in July, according to the American Diabetes Association.
Currently, prescription drug copays in BadgerCare run from 50 cents for over-the-counter drugs to $3 for brand-name medications. There is also a $12 cap per ...

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