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Rep. Glenn: Michigan House approves bipartisan plan to make health care more affordable and accessible
RELEASE|March 24, 2021
Contact: Annette Glenn

Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, today voted in support of a bipartisan plan to improve health care in Michigan while making it more accessible and affordable.

The plan approved by the House is designed to lower the cost of prescription drugs, boost access to care, and provide a higher standard of care.

“I’ve listened to your concerns about health care costs – made all the more urgent by the COVID-19 pandemic — and these reforms will help address those concerns in a real and significant way,” Glenn said. “Many of these important reforms center on transparency and accountability in pricing, which will help lower costs — because seniors and families should never be forced to choose between buying medicine and putting food on the table.”

The plan would make health care affordable and accessible by steps such as capping out-of-pocket costs for insulin and expanding telehealth.

Other reforms would help make pricing more transparent by allowing pharmacists to disclose the prices of comparable generic or name-brand drugs to anyone purchasing a medication. The reforms also would place a check on unregulated prescription middlemen who manipulate drug prices instead of passing along savings to consumers, and hold drug companies accountable by requiring them to provide details of how their drugs are priced.

More information about the reforms is available here. The plan advances to the Senate for further consideration.

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