Rep. Miller Statement on first Illinois Pharmaceutical Price Caps

Today, the House voted 100-13 with 1 Present to place insurance copay caps on insulin. Below is a statement from State Representative Chris Miller (R – Oakland):

“Illinoisans have rightful concerns about the ever-increasing costs of prescription medicines, such as insulin. I care deeply for these concerns, which is why I voted No on SB 667. This bill will do nothing to address the root problem of these increasing prices.

Instead, the bill will open the door for government to place price caps on any medicine, and I do not see where it may stop. The General Assembly should not be in the business of these making important decisions for businesses large or small. I could not support legislation which will do nothing to truly address the problem of prescription drug costs while giving way to the unrestrained growth of our state government.”