There will be more deaths in Minnesota, activists warned Governor Tim Walz today (Wed), unless the state takes action to make insulin more affordable for those with diabetes.   Marcia Meier, a diabetes nurse educator says:

“In the 20 years I’ve been working in diabetes, I’ve never seen such a crisis as we’re seeing now, with the number of people that come in… that really can’t afford their insulin.”

A bill died in the closing hours of the special session, activists say because Senate Republicans caved to lobbying pressure by drug manufacturers. Majority Leader Paul Gazelka responds proposed ideas need to be hammered out and “Minnesota will get this right by working together, not by using insulin access as a divisive political tool.”