McLaughlin’s Co-Sponsored House Bill 2189 Signed into Law

LAKE BARRINGTON… State Representative Martin McLaughlin (R-Barrington Hills) from the 52ND House District is happy to see House Bill 2189, Access to Affordable Insulin Act, signed into law this week.

Rep. McLaughlin said, “I signed on as a co-sponsor to the Access to Affordable Insulin Act because there is a need to protect our most vulnerable citizens, especially our children. This law provides a discount program allowing at-risk diabetics to purchase insulin for just $35 a month.”

“There are many studies pointing to the vast number of our citizens struggling to afford insulin, so this law will certainly help families across the state,” said McLaughlin. “Participants of this program will receive a card from the state explaining how pharmacies will apply the discount.”

“This program will be administered by the Department of Insurance and help our at-risk citizens with the purchase of their insulin at a reduced, post-rebate price. This law will be a good step forward toward reducing the financial strain on families grappling with diabetes.”

Rep. McLaughlin said, “With all the self-created financial burdens placed on our citizens across the state from our fiscally irresponsible Democrat counterparts, I am happy to join this bi-partisan effort to offer affordable options to our citizens that rely on this medication every day.”

“The program will now take effect on July 1, 2025, and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to bring further, meaningful relief to the great people of Illinois,” concluded McLaughlin.