SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed into law a package of bills aimed at making medicine more affordable – including a new limit on copays for insulin, a move designed to make it cheaper in New Mexico than in any other state, she said.
Approval of the health care legislation was one of about 30 signings as Lujan Grisham enters the last week to act on bills approved in the 2020 legislative session.
In a news conference Wednesday, the governor highlighted House Bill 292, which will cap the monthly cost of insulin for diabetes patients at $25, the lowest copay in the country, she said. She also signed legislation allowing the state’s health insurance exchange to require reduced out-of-pocket costs for patients, clearing the way for the importation of drugs from Canada and imposing new regulations on e-cigarettes and tobacco products.
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