Democrats kept the provision in the bill anyway, but Republicans on Sunday raised a point of order that led to a vote that set a $35 cap for Medicare recipients only. The final vote was 57 to 43, with seven GOP senators joining all members of the Senate Democratic caucus in the vote – but a 60-vote threshold was needed to keep the private market provision in place.
The seven senators who supported the ruling were Susan Collins of Maine, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Cindy Hyde Smith of Mississippi, John F. Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, both of Louisiana, and Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both of Alaska.
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This year, Georgia Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock pushed a bill that would limit the cost of insulin to $35, as did Collins and Democratic Senator Jane Shaheen of New Hampshire in a bipartisan effort. Neither of them came forward.
More than 37 million people in the United States have diabetes — more than 1 in 10 Americans — though not everyone is aware of it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 7 million people depend on insulin.